New Method for Determining Historical Earth Temperature Finds That Earth Warmed... Only 0.1 Degree Celsius Over Past 50 Years

Science, unsettled.

Ocean temperatures have risen only 0.1 degree Celsius over the last five decades, according to a landmark study some scientists argue could change the way researchers measure the ocean's temperature levels.

Each layer of water in the ocean has vastly different temperatures, so determining the average temperature is nearly impossible without glossing over important data. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego decided on a different model they measured the ratio of noble gases in the atmosphere, which are in direct relation to the ocean's temperature.

Geoscientist Jeff Severinghaus, an academic at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, measured values of the noble gases argon, krypton, and xenon in air bubbles captured inside ice cores in Antarctica. Krypton and xenon are released into the atmosphere in known quantities as the ocean warms, according to the study, which was published Thursday in Nature Journal

"This method is a radically new way to measure change in total ocean heat," Severinghaus said in a post on the Scripps website. "It takes advantage of the fact that the atmosphere is well-mixed, so a single measurement anywhere in the world can give you the answer."

Severinghaus measured values of the noble gases argon, krypton, and xenon in air bubbles captured inside ice cores in Antarctica. Krypton and xenon, which are remarkably stable regardless external factors, are released into the atmosphere in known quantities as the ocean warms.

Assuming that they're right that the concentration of these trace gasses is directly proportional to atmospheric heat, this seems to be, for once, an actually accurate method of discovering historical global climate changes.

Posted by: Ace at 04:19 PM




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1 Did global warming cause Trump's tax cuts or vice versa? Either way they're both going to kill everyone!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 04:15 PM (493sH)

2 Ha!!

Posted by: Scott-High Plains Deplorable at January 08, 2018 04:15 PM (zbxDP)

3 The Gorecle hardest hit!

Posted by: Old Blue at January 08, 2018 04:16 PM (gEvQ8)

4 Nah,they heed a crisis for the grant money to flow....

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 04:16 PM (LiyEm)

5 That's .1 degree too much!!!1!

Posted by: Bill Nye the Retarded Guy at January 08, 2018 04:17 PM (dxyQV)

6 This won't stop them. If anything, it'll make them ramp it up to eleventy.

God Himself could come to earth and tell them they are wrong and they would triple down.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 08, 2018 04:18 PM (vg8iE)

7 I am four square in favor of Global Warming.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:18 PM (QQ+il)

8 Since I'm too lazy to read, is the .1 degree within the margin of error on the readings by any chance?

Presume rant about how I would like there to be actual conservation please.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 04:18 PM (dEQP3)

9 A tenth ? You know who else likes a tenth ? Jesus. So send us your money or go to hell, envirosinner.

Posted by: jsg at January 08, 2018 04:19 PM (bwN1x)

10 I got your global warming right here

Posted by: Skip at January 08, 2018 04:19 PM (aC6Sd)

11 The corpses are now piled up to my third story window.

Will the Trumpocolypse never end???

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 08, 2018 04:19 PM (ul9CR)

12 won't matter to these tards.

Posted by: fox at January 08, 2018 04:19 PM (hdFyL)

13 Warm good. Cold bad. Ugh.

Posted by: Ugh the Caveman at January 08, 2018 04:19 PM (HgMAr)

14 Xenon also known as the Warrior Princess Particle.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 04:19 PM (dxyQV)

15 Hockey sticks and Tennessee mansions hardest hit.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 08, 2018 04:20 PM (yT99I)

16 Krypton and xenon, which are remarkably stable regardless external factors,




Jor-El: Bullshit, the place is falling to pieces all around me

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 04:20 PM (493sH)

17 Assuming that they're right that the concentration of these trace gasses
is directly proportional to atmospheric heat, this seems to be, for
once, an actually accurate method of discovering historical global
climate changes.


Sounds a lot more scientific than the rings from a tree or two.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 04:20 PM (LAe3v)

18 i thought the science on this was settled. of course, we should all be dead by now.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 08, 2018 04:20 PM (KP5rU)

19 New York will be covered in ice before it boils, shame I won't live to see it

Posted by: Skip at January 08, 2018 04:20 PM (aC6Sd)

20 Well the satellites have been showing no appreciable increase in the Earth's temperature for the past few decades. So Global Warming Jihadis at NOAA and other places have started to recalibrate those measurements for accuracy IIRC.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:20 PM (suYcl)

21 I like that pic ace retweeted. Climate Scientists Warn That All Super Mario Levels Will Be Underwater By 2025.

Posted by: buzzion at January 08, 2018 04:20 PM (lKs2v)

22 Now Ace, that's just rude. Facts have NO BUSINESS here. I mean, it's the MEDIA'S job to influence and tell people what to think!!!!

Posted by: Mika Dizzinski at January 08, 2018 04:21 PM (Zz0t1)

23 Ocean temperatures have risen only 0.1 degree Celsius over the last five decades,
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Damn my cover's blown!

Posted by: Worldwide Heat, hiding in the Oceans at January 08, 2018 04:21 PM (vDqXW)

24 I'm looking for corroboration from the other noble gases, Moron and Hardon.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 04:21 PM (LAe3v)

25 Each layer of water in the ocean has vastly different temperatures, so determining the average temperature is nearly impossible without glossing over important data.

But glossing over important data is the foundation of leftist "Science!".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2018 04:22 PM (8gDQu)

26 >>Climate Scientists Warn That All Super Mario Levels Will Be Underwater By 2025.



That's awesome.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 04:22 PM (dxyQV)

27 "Krypton and xenon, which are remarkably stable regardless external factors, are released into the atmosphere in known quantities as the ocean warms."

You know what else is released into the atmosphere as the Oceans warm -- CO2!

Increases in CO2 better fit the data as a "lagging result" rather than a "leading cause." It's why you see bubbles when you boil water, and why fish die in tanks when the water gets too warm.

There's a Big Fat Yellow Exogenous Factor out there if anyone cares to look.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 08, 2018 04:22 PM (cAXIk)

28 Yeah, tell that to all those polar bears stranded on little blocks of ice!!!!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at January 08, 2018 04:22 PM (jjaLl)

29 So further proof (not that it's needed) that the few people who haven't already been killed by Drumpf and the Rethugnicans are all gonna die Real Soon Now ?

Seems like that's the only message any "news" item contains any more.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at January 08, 2018 04:22 PM (oVWx5)

30 Noble gas? They never measured the temperature in my fart bubbles.

Posted by: Keith Olbermann in the tub at January 08, 2018 04:22 PM (HgMAr)

31 So warmer.

Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 04:23 PM (sX1BW)

32 7 I am four square in favor of Global Warming.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:18 PM (QQ+il)

Imagine how Greenland feels about it.

I honestly don't see a downside.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 08, 2018 04:23 PM (7UW64)

33 OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD
OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD
OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD
OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD

IT'S REAL! IT'S ALL REAL! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 04:23 PM (NWiLs)

34 There's a Big Fat Yellow Exogenous Factor out there if anyone cares to look.


It would have to be large ..

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:23 PM (QQ+il)

35 We should all kill ourselves so our Betters can have the earth for themselves.

Posted by: Barak Hussien Obama, hiding in an Iranian well at January 08, 2018 04:23 PM (09tFn)

36 It is Vol that makes the trees to grow.

Posted by: David Soule at January 08, 2018 04:23 PM (loZXu)

37
Wait.


So all the melting ice really isnt squishing the tectonic plate??

Posted by: fixerupper at January 08, 2018 04:23 PM (8XRCm)

38 It's why you see bubbles when you boil water, and why fish die in tanks when the water gets too warm.


Huh, I always thought the fish died because the water was boiling. Lobsters, anyway.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 04:24 PM (LAe3v)

39 >>>>Ocean temperatures have risen only 0.1 degree Celsius over the last five
decades, according to a landmark study some scientists argue could
change the way researchers measure the ocean's temperature levels.
.
.
.Yeah but the oceans have sunk because of all of that extra Glacier melt water so that hid raise in temperatures plus swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket refracting the light from Venus and that hid the other part of catastrophic warming.

It.is.out.there...........

Posted by: CNN at January 08, 2018 04:24 PM (+Dllb)

40 You know who else showed the Earth heated only .1 degree, don't you?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at January 08, 2018 04:24 PM (jjaLl)

41 Here's a fun game

Read the upcoming responses from the agw crowd in the voice of the serial killer from Something About Marry.

"oh no, that's just crazy,... You can use noble gases! No body wants that.... Who would use noble gases to measure temperature. You need something solid like pine trees. ..."

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 08, 2018 04:24 PM (LWu6U)

42 24 I'm looking for corroboration from the other noble gases, Moron and Hardon.


Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 04:21 PM (LAe3v)

Around here, anybody can be a moron. So, not so noble, and judging by the ONT, not noble at all.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 08, 2018 04:24 PM (7UW64)

43 Its ike these man made climate change experts never heard of the ice age or know how the Great Lakes were formed.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 04:24 PM (1me8P)

44 NOOOOOO !!! I adjusted the data ! - Mikey Hockeystick MAnn

Posted by: The Jackhole Somewhere on fried to a crisp Ventura Highway at January 08, 2018 04:24 PM (M+Lyo)

45 Krypton can kill Superman. Cereally.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 08, 2018 04:25 PM (YV+SU)

46 Presume rant about how I would like there to be actual conservation please.

Way OT: There was a scene in a recent Librarians with Lindy Booth using hand puppets while John Kim played a kazoo.

Posted by: DaveA at January 08, 2018 04:25 PM (FhXTo)

47 Greenland has a geothermal hot spot under its glaciers causing them to melt.

Antarctica has similar hot spots also and volcanoes that cause increased melting.

But it is you puny Earthlings and your SUVs that will kill Mother Earth.

Right...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:25 PM (suYcl)

48 27
There's a Big Fat Yellow Exogenous Factor out there if anyone cares to look.
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 08, 2018 04:22 PM (cAXIk)


"Hey, I keeeer you!"

- - Whoa, Fat!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 08, 2018 04:25 PM (mbhDw)

49 Anybody with an unclouded view should be able to see that the libs are trying to create a new orthodoxy.

How dare you think elections can be rigged? How dare you not accept Global Warming? How dare you not accept the findings of (4 out of) 17 intelligence agencies?! How dare you not think gay weddings are completely equal? How dare you not think that boys can be girls simply by desiring?

Every day in many ways they just demand more compliance with their viewpoint.

Posted by: Axeman at January 08, 2018 04:25 PM (vDqXW)

50 ace it sounds like a logical approach, since the ocean's ability to absorb/hold certain gases is directly related to its temperature (one of the embarrassing mega-contraditions in known paleoclimate - that CO2 spikes usually *follow* ocean - and "global" - warming, as the oceans unload CO2 they can't hold at higher temps).


But there is no lack of reasonably strong proxy data in the geologic record for tracking climate changes. This is where all the pre-AGW scandal science came from.


"Inter-glacial" is just the most recent and obvious (due to visible topography) of inferences gained from the geologic record.


Finally, ace, it is critical that the only policy-relevant thing is *still* not addressed in any way by the new approach to global temp estimation - the causes and dynamics of changes in global temps, or "climate". This is an area where even the "skeptics" constantly stipulate the key logical premise of the authoritarian lysenkoists. Somehow there is nothing close to a convincing explanation/understanding of the massive changes in earth's climate going back billions of years - yet, magically somehow, we understand that CO2 is now "forcing" change today. Nope.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 08, 2018 04:25 PM (QDnY+)

51 .Yeah but the oceans have sunk because of all of that extra Glacier melt water so that hid raise in temperatures plus swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket refracting the light from Venus and that hid the other part of catastrophic warming.

It.is.out.there...........


Posted by: CNN at January 08, 2018 04:24 PM (+Dllb)


They do know that the earth is roughly spherical, yes? And if you squeeze one part....

Oh, hell, they are idiots.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 08, 2018 04:25 PM (7UW64)

52 Measuring the delta of the oceans' thermal energy would be a much more useful measure than anything I've seen before -- measures of atmospheric temperature at various altitudes, say, or reports from individual weather stations of temperature at specific locales.

This new method is more like a rectal thermometer, right up the old squeaker.

Which is why global warming proponents are going to throw everything they have at this to discredit it.

Posted by: Pastafarian at January 08, 2018 04:26 PM (OWWiT)

53 43 Its ike these man made climate change experts never heard of the ice age or know how the Great Lakes were formed.
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Nor that Vikings were growing crops in Greenland where the permafrost now never thaws.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 08, 2018 04:26 PM (YV+SU)

54 I think it was the WattsUpWithThat guy that looked at all (or most) of the sites used in the US for temp readings. He found most had been compromised by heat sinks built nearby.

Obviously growth over 50 years tended to expand sidewalks and pavement closer to where the readings were taken. Even when I was a kid I knew cities would retain heat at night more than countryside.

AND he found when temperatures were adjusted for "anomalies" the readings were adjusted toward the heat sink sites.

PLUS the evil researchers like Mann refuse to release the raw data.

AND Gore is a fat lying weasel with a heated pool that stole his ideas from his own prof, then called that prof senile when he rejected Gore's unscientific sensationalism.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 08, 2018 04:26 PM (otAqJ)

55 krypton is stable?


do these guys even science?

Posted by: x at January 08, 2018 04:26 PM (nFwvY)

56 I have always argued that there cannot be a worldwide climate effect that doesn't benefit somebody. If you never here about the benefits, it's pure propaganda.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:26 PM (QQ+il)

57 So how much did they think the ocean warmed in the last 50 years using the old method?

Posted by: WisRich at January 08, 2018 04:26 PM (G0vdT)

58 The earth will cool, the seas will rise, the gravyboat will overflow!

Posted by: POTUS Oprah! at January 08, 2018 04:26 PM (bc2Lc)

59 Krypton and xenon are released into the atmosphere in known quantities as the ocean warms




Krypton is where Superman is from and Xenon is that from Scientology?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 04:27 PM (493sH)

60 Whatever we've still got a quota. Melt down the farm implements and engine blocks if you have to.

Posted by: David Soule at January 08, 2018 04:27 PM (loZXu)

61 Yeah can't forget that giant Mr. Fusion out there 1 AU from Earth. Too bad its output isn't stable.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:27 PM (suYcl)

62 Guess I'd better hurry up and finish my grant proposal before word of this gets around.

Posted by: Miklos, autodidact climate scientist at January 08, 2018 04:27 PM (zCyNd)

63 Presume rant about how I would like there to be actual conservation please.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 04:18 PM (dEQP3)

We are conserving quite well. Energy efficiency has improved tremendously in the last generation, 1st World countries just don't pollute much any more.

What more would you have us do? I am unwilling to sacrifice standard of living for some magical and mythical improvement in the environment.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2018 04:28 PM (wYseH)

64 I can't see how you could use this for any data in the past, though. Its only going to be good for the time period from about 50 years ago on, when we started to study the atmosphere in more detail.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 04:28 PM (39g3+)

65 Krypton and xenon, which are remarkably stable regardless external factors, are released into the atmosphere in known quantities as the ocean warms.
..............

Superman hardest hit.

Posted by: wth at January 08, 2018 04:28 PM (HgMAr)

66 How old is the earth? 4.5 billion? And we're concerned with even 50 years of climate change. I don't get it.

Posted by: washrivergal at January 08, 2018 04:28 PM (tcwn1)

67 35 We should all kill ourselves so our Betters can have the earth for themselves.

Posted by: Barak Hussien Obama, hiding in an Iranian well at January 08, 2018 04:23 PM (09tFn)

Oh, if only you had.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 08, 2018 04:28 PM (7UW64)

68 OT/last thread. JackStraw, we were involved in a taffy yank wherein I was asking, not answering, questions, and not making assertions, which is obviously difficult in this format.


But the suggestion that I don't understand the gravity of the mega-scandals (a term I've been using here for a while) involved, including the FISA one(s), is ridiculous. I've been involved in related matters, I don't just read about them, and spent most of my life involved with matters touching on this area.


Anyway, neither here nor there, but seemed like an odd assertion.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 08, 2018 04:28 PM (QDnY+)

69 I've gotten in so many debates with so called experts on this subject (which I am not) and one question I love asking them is how much the Earth has warmed in the last 100 years.

You'd be amazed at the answers. People think its like 10 degrees.

The other point I love making is if we had an ice age and then left the ice age with a large temperature increase, isn't it clear that the Earth has HUGE temperature swings that has nothing to do with man-made carbon dioxide production.

Posted by: Maritime at January 08, 2018 04:29 PM (lKmt3)

70 The Empress will only be happy if the hand puppets club the puppeteers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:29 PM (suYcl)

71 Ice Ball Earth is a greater threat.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:29 PM (QQ+il)

72 Lack of Hurricanes is proof of man made warming
Increase in Hurricanes is proof of man made warming

You cannot have a discussion with these people.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 04:29 PM (1me8P)

73 I caused a boat load of global warming yesterday at the gun range.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 08, 2018 04:29 PM (r9UYA)

74 That ain't science!

Posted by: Kneel Degrace Tison at January 08, 2018 04:29 PM (6n332)

75 I have always argued that there cannot be a worldwide climate effect that doesn't benefit somebody. If you never here about the benefits, it's pure propaganda.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:26 PM (QQ+il)


Had a huge argument on a weather site about this exact thing. What is the optimal temperature ?

There has to be a lot of benefits, never heard it talked about, ever.

Posted by: The Jackhole Somewhere on fried to a crisp Ventura Highway at January 08, 2018 04:29 PM (M+Lyo)

76 Lord Sonobi bides his time.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 08, 2018 04:30 PM (CPk08)

77 I am unwilling to sacrifice standard of living for some magical and mythical improvement in the environment.

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I am also unwilling to separate my garbage.

Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 04:30 PM (sX1BW)

78 Krypton is where Superman is from and Xenon is that from Scientology?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 04:27 PM (493sH)


And Kobol is where Mittens Romney will reign after he's dead, with all his wives and children and magic underwear.

Geez, keep it straight.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 08, 2018 04:30 PM (7UW64)

79 Hot Cold Wet Dry - all signs of global warming.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:30 PM (QQ+il)

80 So who's gonna volunteer to tell Tom Steyer? He may throw his checkbook at you.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 08, 2018 04:30 PM (YV+SU)

81 I am taking my Hockey stick and going home - Mike Fuckstick Mann

Posted by: The Jackhole Somewhere on fried to a crisp Ventura Highway at January 08, 2018 04:30 PM (M+Lyo)

82 Also, sea levels are rising but the sea bed is sinking.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 04:30 PM (IqV8l)

83
Uh oh, Trump just made the okay sign at his Farm Bureau speech in Nashville. You know who else made okay signs?!?!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 04:31 PM (493sH)

84 So, the oceans will start an appreciable rise about the same time Jeff Sessions indicts someone.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 08, 2018 04:31 PM (r9UYA)

85 I look at my weather app before I go to sleep. By the time I wake up the forecast has changed. There's no way they can predict anything next week much less a million years in the future.

Posted by: NCKate at January 08, 2018 04:31 PM (7mYn2)

86 There has to be a lot of benefits, never heard it talked about, ever.


If the corn and wheat belts moved north a couple of hundred miles across Eurasia and Canada, it would feed a multitude.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:32 PM (QQ+il)

87 The Empress will only be happy if the hand puppets club the puppeteers.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:29 PM (suYcl)


I'm a willing subject for a reason. That would be awesome.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 08, 2018 04:32 PM (FusDs)

88 Xenon is Xena's little brother.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 04:32 PM (IqV8l)

89 It's a shame that global warming now ain't gonna kill us, because we're still all gonna die from the tax cuts.

True story.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 08, 2018 04:32 PM (0ogQG)

90 I have always argued that there cannot be a worldwide climate effect that doesn't benefit somebody. If you never here about the benefits, it's pure propaganda.

Hey. That's pretty good.

Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2018 04:32 PM (+lOpA)

91 Oxygen and CO2 in water go down as a fish tank warms up. Al Gore can run an experiment.

"Warm water cannot hold as much oxygen as cooler water can. In warm times of the year, this can cause oxygen depletion in the water.
Fish will initially react to lower oxygen levels by simply moving around less. They will swim less, and even eat less. As oxygen levels drop further, the fish begin to show labored breathing, and more rapid gill movement as they desperately attempt to get enough oxygen from the water by passing more water through their gills."

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 08, 2018 04:32 PM (cAXIk)

92 Pastafarian, note that as with all other "data", there is a struggle to distort ocean-surface data as well. There are two basic sets - a more recent one derived from networks of buoys, and an older one derived from measurements by ships crossing the oceans (the latter goes back quite some time).


Of course the new approach could bypass this by using a derivative measure (gas-absorption capacity) that attempts to be a proxy for all ocean temperature, not just surface.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 08, 2018 04:32 PM (QDnY+)

93 I have Nat Geos from early 70's to Dec last year, I stopped them just because their constant droning about man mad global climate change. They have a artical on ice age animalsbut before its a diatribe onhow men are warming the planet and causing animals to become instinct.
Done with them.

Posted by: Skip at January 08, 2018 04:32 PM (aC6Sd)

94 >>>>There has to be a lot of benefits, never heard it talked about, ever.





If the corn and wheat belts moved north a couple of hundred miles across Eurasia and Canada, it would feed a multitude.
.
.
.Russia could pretty much feed the entire World if that happens.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 08, 2018 04:32 PM (+Dllb)

95 Using actual temperature measurements that have not been altered the earth has been cooling since 1998. There is no global warming, man made or nature made. It is all a massive fraud.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 08, 2018 04:33 PM (mpXpK)

96 Joe Namath is wasted on Paul Finebaum show.

Posted by: Barak Hussien Obama, hiding in an Iranian well at January 08, 2018 04:33 PM (09tFn)

97 >>Anyway, neither here nor there, but seemed like an odd assertion.

I think if you did then you would realize that Flynn's entire investigation was based on a fraudulently attained warrant by people who violated FISA law and lied to a FISA court.

Not sure how much more plain it can be.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 08, 2018 04:33 PM (/tuJf)

98 If the corn and wheat belts moved north a couple of hundred miles across Eurasia and Canada, it would feed a multitude.

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We live in a world where we use our crops for fuel. Human ingenuity has basically solved humanity's longtime problem.

Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 04:33 PM (sX1BW)

99 The old term, '60's or '70's was heat island. It was clearly known that cities, because of all the asphalt, concrete and population, were warmer than the surrounding countryside.
So, where are the temperature gauges located? Cities, end of concrete runways. A guy a few years ago in England doing a site survey found one next to a steam pipe.
GIGO.

Posted by: Winston at January 08, 2018 04:33 PM (wgCUV)

100 Christopher Taylor -- they can get ice core samples hundreds of thousands of years old, and date them using isotopes, and measure the concentrations of noble gasses in those samples.

Posted by: Pastafarian at January 08, 2018 04:33 PM (OWWiT)

101 My favorite global warming scare story was that the Alps were melting as proof of rising temperatures and guaranteed death only to find a Roman Hotel in the newly melted Alpine Pass. Duh.

Warm is good. Cold is a bitch.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 08, 2018 04:33 PM (YV+SU)

102 Ice Ball Earth is a greater threat.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:29 PM (QQ+il)


And one glance at the Vostok Ice Core data tells you it's the likely future. We are currently sitting at a volatile, unstable top in global temperatures and the next ride, by the historical data, is major drop-off by 10 centigrade.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2018 04:33 PM (8gDQu)

103 Way OT: There was a scene in a recent Librarians with Lindy Booth using hand puppets while John Kim played a kazoo.
Posted by: DaveA at January 08, 2018 04:25 PM (FhXTo)


How did I miss that? How?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 04:33 PM (dEQP3)

104 Joe Namath is wasted on Paul Finebaum show.


It is after noon.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:33 PM (QQ+il)

105 No, wait. We have corrected the data and it shows the earth has warmed 50 degrees celsius over the past 50 years!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 08, 2018 04:34 PM (dnWSK)

106 Joe Namath is wasted on Paul Finebaum show.

Posted by: Barak Hussien Obama, hiding in an Iranian well at January 08, 2018 04:33 PM (09tFn)



Does Joe want to kiss him?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 04:34 PM (493sH)

107 The pope has, apparently, once again spoken about the global warming. How about talking about Heaven and Hell?

Posted by: Northernlurker, am I lurking or am I skulking at January 08, 2018 04:34 PM (nBr1j)

108 But But.... CONSENSUS!!!

Its.... complicated!!!!

Its.... I saw it in a MOVIE!!!!

Posted by: Don Q. at January 08, 2018 04:34 PM (NgKpN)

109 If the climate was truly warming up, the citrus line in Florida would be moving north.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:34 PM (suYcl)

110 Manbearpig hardest hit?

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at January 08, 2018 04:35 PM (0OmEj)

111 Its.... I saw it in a MOVIE!!!!

Posted by: Don Q. at January 08, 2018 04:34 PM (NgKpN)


I saw it in 361 movies!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2018 04:35 PM (8gDQu)

112 There's talk that someday there will be some sort of large scale manufacturing plants to sequester "excess" carbon dioxide and basically convert it to something like baking soda and bury it in the ground.

Something tells me all sorts of bad things will happen if they try this in an attempt to "cool" the Earth to meet their ridiculous models.

Posted by: Maritime at January 08, 2018 04:35 PM (lKmt3)

113 satellite readings have discovered little warming for 20 years ... which the lying warmists explained away with their recent ground breaking discovery that "oceans are deep".

Of course real scientists already knew about La Nina and decadal cycles ... but warmists ignore that ... THEY discovered "those damn oceans stole our global warming".

Posted by: illiniwek at January 08, 2018 04:35 PM (otAqJ)

114 No, wait. We have corrected the data and it shows the earth has warmed 50 degrees celsius over the past 50 years!

--------------

You'd think they'd want to use the farenheit scale since it would be more dramatic than 0.1 celsius.

Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 04:35 PM (sX1BW)

115 Greetings fappers and fappees.

Mmmm, Lindy Booth...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2018 04:35 PM (tRaq7)

116 Yeah National Geographic went from "here's articles about people, places, and things around the world you haven't seen" to "here's another article about how evil mankind is and the latest eco-warrior theme"

The National Geographic Society used to be a throwback to the old natural philosopher days when men of science and learning would go somewhere, study something, and come back with a report to the society. That would be bound into a journal and sent out.

They abandoned that about 30 years ago, jettisoning the science and concepts of academia and geographic travel for activism.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 04:35 PM (39g3+)

117 Of course the world is cooling-- it's January.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 08, 2018 04:36 PM (oVJmc)

118 I pray that Kendrick Lamar does not get political and insult Trump and Trump supporters.

He might not make it out alive if he does so that's a plus.

Posted by: Barak Hussien Obama, hiding in an Iranian well at January 08, 2018 04:36 PM (09tFn)

119 I'm sorry, where were we?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2018 04:36 PM (tRaq7)

120 Al Gore #heknew

Posted by: IP at January 08, 2018 04:36 PM (IVFy0)

121
All this talk of Krypton has kept Zod out of this thread

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 04:36 PM (493sH)

122 The Empress will only be happy if the hand puppets club the puppeteers.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Who runs the show when Punch kills the maker?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 08, 2018 04:36 PM (AM1GF)

123 Of course the world is cooling-- it's January.


If current trends continue, I will be under a mile of ice by August.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:36 PM (QQ+il)

124 And one glance at the Vostok Ice Core data tells you it's the likely future. We are currently sitting at a volatile, unstable top in global temperatures and the next ride, by the historical data, is major drop-off by 10 centigrade.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


I guess I kinda saved the day.

Posted by: Ford Excursion driver at January 08, 2018 04:37 PM (nFwvY)

125 109 If the climate was truly warming up, the citrus line in Florida would be moving north.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:34 PM (suYcl)

+++

I love lemons, limes, grapefruit, and oranges.

Can't wait!!

Posted by: washrivergal at January 08, 2018 04:37 PM (tcwn1)

126 I just watch the Mexican weather reports, not that I give a crap about the weather in Mexico.

Posted by: wth at January 08, 2018 04:37 PM (HgMAr)

127 115 Greetings fappers and fappees.

Mmmm, Lindy Booth...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2018 04:35 PM (tRaq7)


"Hi Mr. B.!!!!"

- - Shirley Booth

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 08, 2018 04:37 PM (mbhDw)

128 Now we know why Obama was trying to ban one noble gas (or more?).

Forgot which one; on tablet... don't feel like Bing-ing it.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 08, 2018 04:37 PM (QCX64)

129 We are conserving quite well. Energy efficiency has improved tremendously in the last generation, 1st World countries just don't pollute much any more.

What more would you have us do? I am unwilling to sacrifice standard of living for some magical and mythical improvement in the environment.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2018 04:28 PM (wYseH)


That's the point of actual conservation.

Is it possible to do x with a lessened environmental impact and, if so, how is that done and, if it can be done, what are the second and third tier effects?

Or let's say protecting the spotted owl. If we place preservation of habitat over logging, then what happens to the loggers? What happens to the towns in which they live? Is there a way to move to forest management which allows both to take place?

We aren't having those discussions because ERMAGAWD WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 04:37 PM (dEQP3)

130 There's a Big Fat Yellow Exogenous Factor out there if anyone cares to look.
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 08, 2018 04:22 PM (cAXIk)

------

Margaret Cho ?

Posted by: fixerupper at January 08, 2018 04:37 PM (8XRCm)

131 Grump with the repeated concise zingers, very well done.


To answer an earlier question. Whoever wondered how significant inferences or understanding could come from (disputed) data covering 50 years of a system that is at least 3.5 billion years old ..... bingo. Especially when (via geologic record) we are certain there were gigantic oscillations in earth's overall climate - many of them. Maybe 100s of times. All of it before man existed.


To the logical mind, this is the very first thing that is troubling about the climate lysenkoists' nonsense. Find another "theory" that is taken seriously that cannot be falsified, cannot explain even recent data, cannot predict, cannot explain most *actual* data (geologic record). Rhetorical question. The absurdity of this entire thing is one of the major indictments against modern society, and the basis for pessimism.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (QDnY+)

132 #AlGoreKnew

Posted by: Skip at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (aC6Sd)

133 Trump should tell Mueller to go piss up a rope. No interview. No statement. No mercy.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (0ogQG)

134
What makes a gas noble? If it comes from royalty or maybe a lion?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (r+sAi)

135 Celsius? Is that metric like they use in Canada?

Posted by: Weasel at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (Sfs6o)

136
San Diego decided on a different model they measured the ratio of noble gases in the atmosphere


Check your gas privilege

Posted by: Oppressed Ignoble Gases at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (lKyWE)

137 I bought my home in the Berkshires 25 years ago based on understanding that I would be living in a zone 8 by now. Where do I get my refund ??

Posted by: sofa saver at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (4u7kU)

138 1st World countries just don't pollute much any more.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2018 04:28 PM (wYseH)


That's why they had to change the definition of "pollution".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (8gDQu)

139 And they have just released data that the sea floor has sunk 0.004 inches over the past few decades. Can someone explain to me how we measure the elevation of the sea floor relative to earths core to the nearest ten thousandth of an inch not only today, but several decades ago to have a basis of comparison?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (dnWSK)

140
Something tells me all sorts of bad things will happen if they try this in an attempt to "cool" the Earth to meet their ridiculous models.
------------------
Something tells me this is beyond mans reach. You could run V-8 engines on every square yard in North America for 24 hours and not move the temperature of the continent a degree.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (YV+SU)

141 133 Trump should tell Mueller to go piss up a rope. No interview. No statement. No mercy.
Posted by: GnuBreed at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (0ogQG)


"Nuts!"

- - #RealDonaldTrump (my fantasy)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 08, 2018 04:39 PM (mbhDw)

142 I would rather inflate the "global warming" case, get the liberals in a pants-pissing panic and use the resulting mob mentality to pass the 500 nuke plant idea I've proposed a number of times.

Sure, they don't like nukes, but if they're convinced the planet is going to explode in a few years and "renewables" can't be put on line fast enough, they would make a deal with the devil to go nuclear.

Then, when it's all done and everyone is benefiting from clean, unlimited and practically free power, tell them it was all a false alarm and that actual science shows the planet is just fine.

Posted by: Jwest at January 08, 2018 04:39 PM (/roJx)

143 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 04:37 PM (dEQP3)

DDT is the prime example.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 04:39 PM (1me8P)

144 Yeah National Geographic went from "here's articles about people,
places, and things around the world you haven't seen" to "here's another
article about how evil mankind is and the latest eco-warrior theme"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


They actually have some pretty good nature shows, but you can bet your life that they'll bring up global warming multiple times in any show. Hey pinheads, we get it, you're concerned.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 04:39 PM (LAe3v)

145 134
What makes a gas noble? If it comes from royalty or maybe a lion?
-------------------
Cuz it was once stuck in a rock.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 08, 2018 04:39 PM (YV+SU)

146 Oprah for President?

After her giant FLOP with Chicago 2016?

https://tinyurl.com/y9fpe4zz

"CHICAGO -- Oprah's trying to land another big get.

The talk show queen will travel to Denmark next week to lobby International Olympic Committee members to award the 2016 Games to her beloved city.

The IOC will choose a host city Oct. 2, and Chicago is in a tight contest with Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.

"I love and believe in Chicago, and I think it would be the perfect host city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Winfrey said Wednesday.

Winfrey's addition adds some serious star power to what was already an impressive delegation. First lady Michelle Obama will lead the group and be joined by 14 Olympic and two Paralympic gold medalists, including Michael Johnson, Nadia Comaneci, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Nastia Liukin. Ten other Olympians and Paralympians also are going."

FAIL!

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at January 08, 2018 04:39 PM (EMi53)

147 We aren't having those discussions because ERMAGAWD WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 04:37 PM (dEQP3)


You're smart.

*side hug*

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 08, 2018 04:40 PM (FusDs)

148 102 And one glance at the Vostok Ice Core data tells you it's the likely future. We are currently sitting at a volatile, unstable top in global temperatures and the next ride, by the historical data, is major drop-off by 10 centigrade.

Past results are no guarantee of future performance.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2018 04:40 PM (sGtp+)

149 Something tells me this is beyond mans reach. You could run V-8 engines on every square yard in North America for 24 hours and not move the temperature of the continent a degree.

---------

I've long thought it is the height of man's arrogance to think man could have this kind of effect.

Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 04:40 PM (sX1BW)

150 Next thing they'll be telling us is the earth revolves around the sun. Death to the Apostates!

Posted by: regular joe at January 08, 2018 04:40 PM (rO07P)

151 So no surfing on the streets of New York City next decade?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 08, 2018 04:40 PM (IcT7t)

152 Celsius? Is that metric like they use in Canada?
Posted by: Weasel at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (Sfs6o)

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Dont be stupid. They use Centigrade.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 08, 2018 04:40 PM (8XRCm)

153
144 Yeah National Geographic went from "here's articles about people,
places, and things around the world you haven't seen" to "here's another
article about how evil mankind is and the latest eco-warrior theme"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
--------------------------------
Yep. What a disaster. NAT GEO was once one of my favorite mags and it wasn't cuz of just the bewbies.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 08, 2018 04:40 PM (YV+SU)

154 They're called noble gases because they're stuck up and don't interact with anyone else

Posted by: logprof at January 08, 2018 04:41 PM (3c9kD)

155 Academic, the human species will never survive Trump.

Posted by: ShainS at January 08, 2018 04:41 PM (Nnl9v)

156 Sure, they don't like nukes, but if they're convinced the planet is going to explode in a few years and "renewables" can't be put on line fast enough, they would make a deal with the devil to go nuclear.

The problem is as soon as you bring that up the most fervent, glassy-eyed, absolutist global warming zealot suddenly becomes a luddite. "No, nukes will kill us all we need to destroy all technology and kill half the population instead!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 04:41 PM (39g3+)

157
So, where are the temperature gauges located? Cities, end of concrete runways. A guy a few years ago in England doing a site survey found one next to a steam pipe.
GIGO.
Posted by: Winston at January 08, 2018 04:33 PM


I have one in my oven, but it's a dry heat.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 04:41 PM (IqV8l)

158 I've long thought it is the height of man's arrogance to think man could have this kind of effect.
------------------
Let me introduce you to Al Gore.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 08, 2018 04:41 PM (YV+SU)

159 Just checked the Watts Up With That blog, no mention of this study yet, but it'll be worth the time to keep checking to find out their perspective on this.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 08, 2018 04:41 PM (sRycn)

160 141 133 Trump should tell Mueller to go piss up a rope. No interview. No statement. No mercy.
Posted by: GnuBreed at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (0ogQG)


If he sits down with them, maybe he is crazy

Posted by: sofa saver at January 08, 2018 04:41 PM (4u7kU)

161 I sense a disruption in the flow of grant money.

The grant money must flow!!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 08, 2018 04:41 PM (3BFzK)

162
There's talk that someday there will be some sort of large scale manufacturing plants to sequester "excess" carbon dioxide and basically convert it to something like baking soda and bury it in the ground.

Posted by: Maritime at January 08, 2018 04:35 PM (lKmt3)







Baking soda in the ground?

When Allen B kept talking about salting the earth, I don't think this is what he had in mind.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 08, 2018 04:42 PM (veoSD)

163 "Hi Mr. B.!!!!"

- - Shirley Booth



No! No! No!

Lindy Booth...

...from whom I'd have to be surgically removed.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2018 04:42 PM (tRaq7)

164
123 Of course the world is cooling-- it's January.

If current trends continue, I will be under a mile of ice by August.


Would be nice. Judging by how warm this winter has been in my neck of the lack-of-woods, August is going to be scorcher.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2018 04:42 PM (v3pYe)

165 This reminds me of Dennis Miller's bit about adjusting the thermostat in his hotel by 2 degrees and couldn't tell a difference, so what the fuck did he care.

Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 04:42 PM (sX1BW)

166 *removes Scogg Dog's hand*

DDT is the prime example.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 04:39 PM (1me8P)



*ragetwitches on floor*

IT WOULD ALSO BE NICE IF PEOPLE STOPPED LYING ABOUT THINGS AND THUS KILLING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THE LIES AND I AM GOING TO HAVE A STROKE NOW ARRRRGGGHHH

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 04:42 PM (dEQP3)

167 >>The grant money must flow!!

Preach it.

Posted by: Musk at January 08, 2018 04:42 PM (r9UYA)

168 Didn't Al Gore's Day of Destruction pass and nothing happened? Much like those people who predict the day of the Rapture and fail?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:42 PM (suYcl)

169 Because of the killer bees acid rain ozone hole Y2K global warming TRUMP, we're all DOOMED!!!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 08, 2018 04:42 PM (oVJmc)

170 We aren't having those discussions because ERMAGAWD WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 04:37 PM (dEQP3)

We aren't having those discussions because we are massively spoiled and have subsumed rational discussion for hysterical overreaction.

The problem is that a marginal increase in the cost of fuel or food in the United States doesn't have much of an existential impact here. It's mostly a PITA.

But for the people on the margins, they die. Maybe not many, but some die of malnutrition or lack of access to medical care or basic services like clean water. And we in the 1st World are too fucking oblivious to care. So the fucking Spotted Owl gets to dictate who lives and dies.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2018 04:43 PM (wYseH)

171 113 satellite readings have discovered little warming for 20 years ... which the lying warmists explained away with their recent ground breaking discovery that "oceans are deep".

Of course real scientists already knew about La Nina and decadal cycles ... but warmists ignore that ... THEY discovered "those damn oceans stole our global warming".
Posted by: illiniwek at January 08, 2018 04:35 PM (otAqJ)

Global warming suddenly stopped, when they put up new satellites that they said were infallible...

Because the old satellites were 'not right', so they kept adjusting the data....

What a Coincidence!

Posted by: Don Q. at January 08, 2018 04:43 PM (NgKpN)

172 162 When Allen B kept talking about salting the earth, I don't think this is what he had in mind.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 08, 2018 04:42 PM (veoSD)

Certainly not salting the ficus...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 08, 2018 04:43 PM (mbhDw)

173 And they have just released data that the sea floor has sunk 0.004 inches over the past few decades. Can someone explain to me how we measure the elevation of the sea floor relative to earths core to the nearest ten thousandth of an inch not only today, but several decades ago to have a basis of comparison?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (dnWSK)


Yeah ... it's laughable. Mandelbrot addressed exactly this sort of thing in his seminal paper about chaos, "How Long Is the Coastline of Britain?".

And one of the other pioneers of chaos theory - Lorenz - was a meteorologist who explained how a dynamical system like the weather could not be predicted very far in advance no matter how much computing power was applied. Ironic that it's meteorologists (and climate scientologists) who are abusing computer models for long-range forecasts of climate and then claiming those models as "proof". Lorenz would be cutting heads off.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2018 04:43 PM (8gDQu)

174 153 Yep. What a disaster. NAT GEO was once one of my favorite mags and it wasn't cuz of just the bewbies.

Ah. The old "I read it for the articles" ploy.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2018 04:43 PM (v3pYe)

175 *shoves a large strawberry Hate Shake through the Internets for the Empress*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:43 PM (suYcl)

176 152 Celsius? Is that metric like they use in Canada?
Posted by: Weasel at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (Sfs6o)

-----

Dont be stupid. They use Centigrade.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 08, 2018 04:40 PM (8XRCm)

Bunch of filthy Centinegrates.

Posted by: Barak Hussien Obama, hiding in an Iranian well at January 08, 2018 04:43 PM (09tFn)

177 >>I pray that Kendrick Lamar does not get political and insult Trump and Trump supporters.


I pray he falls off the stage and we don't have to hear his crappy ass music.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 04:44 PM (dxyQV)

178 Baking soda in the ground?



When Allen B kept talking about salting the earth, I don't think this is what he had in mind.



We're going to have to be very, very careful with vinegar.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 04:44 PM (LAe3v)

179 There's a certain hollow, vacuous feel to the place today.
Our Sonobian Overloards have forsaken us.
There can be no more joy.


Posted by: dananjcon at January 08, 2018 04:44 PM (xqfqx)

180 Big mistake for college football to do a Super Bowl style halftime show,just let the school bands play....

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 04:44 PM (LiyEm)

181 They actually have some pretty good nature shows, but you can bet your life that they'll bring up global warming multiple times in any show.

Like most nature shows they feel the overwhelming, evangelical compulsion to inject evolution into every one as well. Even when it has nothing to do with the topic and is irrelevant, they jam it in there.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 04:44 PM (39g3+)

182 It is pronounced No-Blay.

Posted by: Obama at January 08, 2018 04:44 PM (1me8P)

183 JackStraw, wrong again. My understanding of the gravity of the situation - obviously - has nothing to do with my questions about the Flynn case, which were entirely micro and mechanical in nature, and had nothing to do with a warrant, fraudulently obtained or otherwise. No point in pursuing this, but puzzled by the baseless assertion about someone who has extensive experience and understanding in these things. Most commenters here comment without any actual background in the topics - not all.



Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 08, 2018 04:44 PM (QDnY+)

184 You telling me that we have been lied to?

No shit.

Posted by: JAS at January 08, 2018 04:44 PM (7JbXq)

185 160 141 133 Trump should tell Mueller to go piss up a rope. No interview. No statement. No mercy.
Posted by: GnuBreed at January 08, 2018 04:38 PM (0ogQG)


If he sits down with them, maybe he is crazy
Posted by: sofa saver


a little to the left Mueller. a little further. a little more...

Posted by: Hans Trump at January 08, 2018 04:45 PM (nFwvY)

186 To the devoted, ardent liberal, when Hillary eats a burrito, the fumes from her depends are noble gases.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 08, 2018 04:45 PM (/qEW2)

187 Oh, the heat is coming; just wait until Al Gore finally finds a rape victim willing to release his Second Chakra.

Posted by: ShainS at January 08, 2018 04:46 PM (Nnl9v)

188 TPOP, correct. I believe the Met Office in the UK actually came out with a blasphemous study last year indicating that signs of the current inter-glacial period nearing an end are increasing.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 08, 2018 04:46 PM (QDnY+)

189 180 Big mistake for college football to do a Super Bowl style halftime show,just let the school bands play....
Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 04:44 PM (LiyEm)


See Robert Klein's routine on this from "Child of the 50s."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 08, 2018 04:46 PM (mbhDw)

190 145 134
What makes a gas noble? If it comes from royalty or maybe a lion?
-------------------
Cuz it was once stuck in a rock.


I was under the impression that it was the midichlorian count.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2018 04:46 PM (v3pYe)

191 Here's a hint for warmies. It is illogical and inconsistent to beleive:

1) Everything evolves and adapts to its environment and surroundings
2) Small, incremental changes to the environment will kill us all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 04:46 PM (39g3+)

192 Morbo says puny earthlings will all die when Morbo*s people conquer Earth.

Posted by: Archer at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (gbWkA)

193 >>If he sits down with them, maybe he is crazy


I'd sit down with him, but only in a room where everything was covered in plastic drop cloths.


Just to see the look on his face.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (dxyQV)

194 Speaking of the UK, if the oceans had not risen a few thousand years ago the country would be larger and possibly connected to France.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (suYcl)

195 180 Big mistake for college football to do a Super Bowl style halftime show,just let the school bands play....
Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 04:44 PM (LiyEm)

Could not agree more.

Posted by: Barak Hussien Obama, hiding in an Iranian well at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (09tFn)

196 Of course the world is cooling-- it's January.


If current trends continue, I will be under a mile of ice by August.
Posted by: Grump928(C)



Oooooh. See. That's where it changes. Along about June. It races the other way.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (hpmES)

197 Something tells me this is beyond mans reach. You could run V-8 engines on every square yard in North America for 24 hours and not move the temperature of the continent a degree.

---------

I've long thought it is the height of man's arrogance to think man could have this kind of effect.
Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 04:40 PM (sX1BW)

-------

The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is .04%. That's .0004.

Manmade CO2 is about 4% of THAT.

.0004 * .04. = Not jack shit



You do the math. Termites give off more CO2 than mankind. Rotting vegetation in the Amazon does too.

There aint enough CO2 in the atmosphere to warm mosquito farts.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (8XRCm)

198 >>>>*removes Scogg Dog's hand*



DDT is the prime example.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 04:39 PM (1me8P)





*ragetwitches on floor*



IT WOULD ALSO BE NICE IF PEOPLE STOPPED LYING ABOUT THINGS AND THUS
KILLING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THE LIES AND I AM GOING TO HAVE A
STROKE NOW ARRRRGGGHHH
.
.
.Rachel Carson is arguably the worlds largest mass murder due to her fictional book. 50 million people dead and counting due to the fake DDT ban.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (+Dllb)

199 190
145 134

What makes a gas noble? If it comes from royalty or maybe a lion?

-------------------

Cuz it was once stuck in a rock.



I was under the impression that it was the midichlorian count.


I thought that was our military guys.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (LAe3v)

200 182 It is pronounced No-Blay.

Posted by: Obama


7/10. Would have been funnier with a "John Noble" sockpuppet.

Posted by: John Bigboute at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (sGtp+)

201 And they have just released data that the sea floor has sunk 0.004 inches over the past few decades. Can someone explain to me how we measure the elevation of the sea floor relative to earths core to the nearest ten thousandth of an inch not only today, but several decades ago to have a basis of comparison?

Just so you know how big of a geek I am, .003" is the thickness of a sheet of copier paper.

Yes, I've measured it.

That's a BS figure. Earf isn't that stable.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (tRaq7)

202 Nothing is static except a leftist thought pattern. Given a slight cooling versus a slight warming, Jukin takes slight warming every single day and twice on Sunday.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (3BFzK)

203 "Oxygen and CO2 in water go down as a fish tank warms up. Al Gore can run an experiment." by ignoramus

they say "correlation is not the same as causation" which is important in analysis.

But in this case there may be related causation, but it is the opposite of what the whole AGW lie is based on. Warming may actually CAUSE most of the increase in CO2, not the other way around.

Or at the least it has caused some of it.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 08, 2018 04:48 PM (otAqJ)

204 >>What makes a gas noble?


Budweiser

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 04:48 PM (dxyQV)

205 You do the math. Termites give off more CO2 than mankind. Rotting vegetation in the Amazon does too.

There aint enough CO2 in the atmosphere to warm mosquito farts.
Posted by: fixerupper

Ohhhh. Damn farting termites.

Posted by: Bruce at January 08, 2018 04:48 PM (8ikIW)

206 How did I miss that? How?

See earlier statement re: 2 TVs at once.

Episode also featured Rebecca running in a t-shirt.
"And the Disenchanted Forest"

Posted by: DaveA at January 08, 2018 04:48 PM (FhXTo)

207 Or let's say protecting the spotted owl. If we place preservation of habitat over logging, then what happens to the loggers? What happens to the towns in which they live? Is there a way to move to forest management which allows both to take place?

We aren't having those discussions because ERMAGAWD WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around.


No kidding. As someone raised in the old tradition of conservation that emphasized this thing called "stewardship", I just shake my head at the crap that gets pushed these days. Detergents that don't clean. Clothes dryers that take three cycles to dry. Toilets you have to flush twice. Placing vast areas off limits to use so future generations can...stare uselessly at them because they aren't allowed to profit from them, either.

Why, it's almost as if the point isn't sustainability or responsible management of resources, it's to cripple our economy and standard of living instead...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 08, 2018 04:48 PM (AM1GF)

208 168 Didn't Al Gore's Day of Destruction pass and nothing happened? Much like those people who predict the day of the Rapture and fail?
Posted by: Anna Puma

the Branch Davidians original Day of Rapture was scheduled for 1955. Vernon Howell got lit up 38 years later.

Posted by: Hans Trump at January 08, 2018 04:49 PM (nFwvY)

209 >>Rachel Carson is arguably the worlds largest mass murder due to her fictional book. 50 million people dead and counting due to the fake DDT ban.

And the basis for her book was a letter regarding a perceived lack of migratory birds by a woman who lived in my old town. That's it, a letter from a bird watcher.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 08, 2018 04:49 PM (/tuJf)

210 And they have just released data that the sea floor has sunk 0.004 inches over the past few decades. Can someone explain to me how we measure the elevation of the sea floor relative to earths core to the nearest ten thousandth of an inch not only today, but several decades ago to have a basis of comparison?

That would be "never before" in my guess. As in "we didn't ever measure it before and further are unable to measure the ocean floor to any level of exactitude of .04% let alone .004"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 04:49 PM (39g3+)

211 What makes a gas noble?

A kind heart. A charitable disposition. A kingly determination.

Posted by: JAS at January 08, 2018 04:49 PM (7JbXq)

212 I think someone here said Climate change is settled science, but what sex you are is up for grabs

Posted by: Archer at January 08, 2018 04:49 PM (gbWkA)

213 >>Didn't Al Gore's Day of Destruction pass and nothing happened?


Ted Danson's Dead Oceans never happened, either.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 04:50 PM (dxyQV)

214 50 million people dead and counting due to the fake DDT ban.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (+Dllb)

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600,000 per year.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 08, 2018 04:50 PM (8XRCm)

215 Here is a question for the warmies:

What cause the glaciers that carved out the Great Lakes and what caused the ensuing warm up?

Because it damn sure wasn't man's carbon footprint.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2018 04:50 PM (hpmES)

216
What makes a gas noble?


Your diet.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 08, 2018 04:50 PM (lKyWE)

217 The question is moot since the oceans died in 1998.

Posted by: Ted Danson at January 08, 2018 04:50 PM (QQ+il)

218
What is the prescription for the cure according to the true believers of the climate hoax? I know the political leftists just want us to fund lefty causes and lefty govts, but what do the environuts want? No cars? no heat? no electricity? north korea for everyone? ok, you first.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 08, 2018 04:50 PM (r+sAi)

219 To the devoted, ardent liberal, when Hillary eats a burrito, the fumes from her depends are noble gases.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 08, 2018 04:45 PM (/qEW2)

--Noblasse oblige

Posted by: logprof at January 08, 2018 04:50 PM (3c9kD)

220 kimmy jimmel is on the oprah bandwagon. stillborn dicktard.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 08, 2018 04:50 PM (KP5rU)

221 211 What makes a gas noble?
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It smells like a freshly baked muffin.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 08, 2018 04:50 PM (YV+SU)

222 And they have just released data that the sea floor has sunk 0.004 inches over the past few decades.

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I'm sure if the sea floor is lowered on one side of the globe it is raised on the other side. Sounds like a wash to me.

Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 04:51 PM (sX1BW)

223 >>And they have just released data that the sea floor has sunk 0.004 inches over the past few decades

And it's all caused by people eating to many oysters. Dig out oysters and you leave holes in the ocean bottom.

Science.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 08, 2018 04:51 PM (/tuJf)

224 And they have just released data that the sea floor has sunk 0.004 inches over the past few decades. Can someone explain to me how we measure the elevation of the sea floor relative to earths core to the nearest ten thousandth of an inch not only today, but several decades ago to have a basis of comparison?

A big long yard stick.
Okay it's longer then a yard, but we got tired of calling it a "Longer then a yard stick"

Posted by: Bruce at January 08, 2018 04:51 PM (8ikIW)

225 As someone raised in the old tradition of conservation that emphasized this thing called "stewardship",

I got raised in the tradition of conservation because my Dad was tight with a nickel and got angry when we left the lights on or stood in the doorway on a cold day. I still get irritated with people for doing that, but I don't think it puts me as an individual on a higher plane, it just makes common sense.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 04:51 PM (LAe3v)

226 Now this is just a thought but I think that it is the giant thermonuclear reactor 1000 times the size of earth 8 light minutes away that really affects temperatures on this rock.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 08, 2018 04:51 PM (3BFzK)

227 These findings actually fit perfectly with the latest global warming model. Indeed, they actually strengthen global warming theory. The consensus has gotten more consensual.

Check and mate, Trumplodytes.

Posted by: Fighting Ignorants at January 08, 2018 04:51 PM (1vsiQ)

228 But for the people on the margins, they die. Maybe not many, but some die of malnutrition or lack of access to medical care or basic services like clean water. And we in the 1st World are too fucking oblivious to care. So the fucking Spotted Owl gets to dictate who lives and dies.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2018 04:43 PM (wYseH)



GMO foods. Looking things up is cheating but what's that rice that helps prevent blindness but OMFG MONSANTO!

Gaaah. Now my eye is twitching again.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 04:52 PM (dEQP3)

229 What do you do when you're sitting on a bag full of "it would of been worse if we have done nothing" ready to be deployed in the future ??

Posted by: Tom Steyer at January 08, 2018 04:52 PM (4u7kU)

230 What makes a gas noble?
Heraldry - IT must have a coat of arms. Or at least a bag of dicks.

Posted by: Archer at January 08, 2018 04:52 PM (gbWkA)

231 The nice thing about this method is that it's objective, i.e., not obviously subject to manipulation through "data reduction," barring outright fraud, of course. Anyone should be able to reproduce their results, unlike the crap that the other climastrologists have been pushing on us.

Science with reproducibility is not science.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 04:52 PM (HWZCe)

232 you know who else had noble gas.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 08, 2018 04:52 PM (KP5rU)

233 If the theory of global warming didn't have a political end game, science would have dismissed it a long time ago.

But the idea of the government taxing and regulating basically every single movement of mankind is something they will never let go of. And Academia and science departments have just become complete political activists, so don't expect any other field of science to call them out as politically they are on the same page.

Bt I've said for a while, even if you could "prove" global warming to me, I would think you could do almost nothing about it unless you want everyone living in the stone age again.

Posted by: Maritime at January 08, 2018 04:53 PM (lKmt3)

234 The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is .04%. That's .0004.

Manmade CO2 is about 4% of THAT.

.0004 * .04. = Not jack shit



You do the math. Termites give off more CO2 than mankind. Rotting vegetation in the Amazon does too.

There aint enough CO2 in the atmosphere to warm mosquito farts.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (8XRCm)

Also, Global warming gasses work by absorbing the heat energy (IR) from the sun, and Black body radiation from the Earth...

And all of the IR Energy in CO2s bandwidth is ALREADY being absorbed by existing CO2 and Existing Water Vapor...

Adding CO2 won't absorb more energy, because there is no more energy that it CAN absorb.

Whole theory is easily disprovable by measurable science...

Posted by: Don Q. at January 08, 2018 04:53 PM (NgKpN)

235 Just following The Last Jedi chronicles.They know now they pissed off the fan base,the next installment will have stuff like "Snoke lied,Rey's parents were actually....""Snoke was not really killed,he sent a clone to test Kylo's loyalty" etc etc....

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 04:53 PM (LiyEm)

236
kimmy jimmel is on the oprah bandwagon. stillborn dicktard.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 08, 2018 04:50 PM (KP5rU)



The guy who insulted her time and again on the Man Show?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 04:53 PM (493sH)

237 "Golden Rice", Your Grace.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:53 PM (QQ+il)

238 The judge has dismissed all charges against the Bundys with prejudice. All are ordered released from jail.

It's OVAH.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 08, 2018 04:53 PM (0ogQG)

239 220 kimmy jimmel is on the oprah bandwagon.



I remember him with Adam Carolla on The One and a Half Men Show

Posted by: Hans Trump at January 08, 2018 04:53 PM (nFwvY)

240 "What makes a gas noble? "

IIRC, noble gases only stick with their own kind.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 08, 2018 04:53 PM (cAXIk)

241 LOL Venezuela has come up with its own cryptocurrency, in an attempt to have a source of income and valuable currency now that the Bolivar is totally devalued.

Oh but those Bitcoins are totally worth it!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 04:53 PM (39g3+)

242
What's more, Celsius degrees are small and puny compared Farenheit degrees.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 08, 2018 04:53 PM (rTCJ6)

243 194 Speaking of the UK, if the oceans had not risen a few thousand years ago the country would be larger and possibly connected to France.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (suYcl)
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We're working on that.

Posted by: Herman Sörgel at January 08, 2018 04:54 PM (qJtVm)

244 BTW...15inches of snow in the Sahara this weekend.


Man Bear Pig's chicken hardest hit.


Posted by: dananjcon at January 08, 2018 04:54 PM (xqfqx)

245 211 What makes a gas noble?

It votes Democrat, of course.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 04:54 PM (HWZCe)

246 1000 times the size of earth

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A thousand times??? Its even bigger than that.


1,300,000 Earths fit inside the sun.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 08, 2018 04:54 PM (8XRCm)

247 What cause the glaciers that carved out the Great Lakes and what caused the ensuing warm up?

Pretty sure the ensuing warm up was caused by mastodon farts.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 08, 2018 04:54 PM (kUmUV)

248 Just following The Last Jedi chronicles.

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 04:53 PM (LiyEm)
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Episode 8: Girl Power

Posted by: Axeman at January 08, 2018 04:54 PM (vDqXW)

249 The EPA chief in an interview recently said (from memory) "it's about stewardship, not prohibition and control."


Good summation.


But the stupefying ignorance of most people about the earth - and their indoctrination into "earth is fragile" mythology and emotional devotion - is a huge obstacle. What % of Americans who are most vocal or extreme/ignorant about "environmental" issues have ever been out of sight of land on an ocean in a small craft? 100 miles from civilization of any kind in a wilderness? Outside at serious elevation in the middle of winter without shelter? Outside far from civilization in a real desert?


Humans are fragile, extremely fragile. The earth (nature) are uncaring and powerful beyond our imagination.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 08, 2018 04:54 PM (QDnY+)

250 What's more, Celsius degrees are small and puny compared Farenheit degrees.
Posted by: Soothsayer

Yeah? Well, it's all in how you use it!

...Celsius...

Posted by: Bruce at January 08, 2018 04:54 PM (8ikIW)

251 Trump gave a very good speech just now! To the farmers convention in Tennessee. Of course i am prejudiced being from Nebraska and all that. ha. TGE even worked in Andrew Jackson at the end. Loved it! Bigly!

Posted by: t-dubyah-d at January 08, 2018 04:55 PM (RZWC0)

252 Would you care for some "raw water" Yout most puissant Empress?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:55 PM (suYcl)

253
What good is a govt forest if I can't go in and kill bambi? Why should the coyotes and wolves have all the fun? They don't even pay taxes.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 08, 2018 04:55 PM (r+sAi)

254 Geoscientist Jeff Severinghaus, an academic at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, measured values of the noble gases argon, krypton, and xenon in air bubbles captured inside ice cores in Antarctica.

========

What I'd like to know... when he revealed this finding, was he wearing a Hawaiian shirt featuring busty women designed by his girlfriend.

Because if so, his science is fake and he is oppressing women who want to enter climatology.

In fact, if his science doesn't confirm that there are massive amounts of heat hiding out in the ocean, he's probably being bribed by big oil. These findings should be ignored.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 08, 2018 04:55 PM (/qEW2)

255 What makes a gas noble?


Your diet.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic





That just makes your farts righteous.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2018 04:55 PM (hpmES)

256 So Mueller shows up to question Trump.

With cameras rolling TRump says "Surprise ... You're Fired,
AND we delved into the OIG report ... you're also Under Arrest"

Then they haul sobbing coup leader Mueller out in cuffs with his other mafia lawyers. The media would refuse to cover it.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 08, 2018 04:55 PM (otAqJ)

257 >>1,300,000 Earths fit inside the sun.


With room leftover for a Raisin.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 04:56 PM (dxyQV)

258 Skip Celsius, go full Kelvin.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:56 PM (suYcl)

259 194 Speaking of the UK, if the oceans had not risen a few thousand years ago the country would be larger and possibly connected to France.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (suYcl)


Hell, it would be PART of France.

The Channel saved the Brits any number of times, apart from that unpleasantness with Julius Caesar and then William the Bastard. Oh, and the Saxons, of course. And the Vikings. But apart from that ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 04:56 PM (HWZCe)

260 What's more, Celsius degrees are small and puny compared Farenheit degrees.


Of course, they're French.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 04:56 PM (QQ+il)

261 >>>Check and mate, Trumplodytes.


lol.

Posted by: Trump Knew His Father at January 08, 2018 04:56 PM (nFwvY)

262 247 What cause the glaciers that carved out the Great Lakes and what caused the ensuing warm up?

Pretty sure the ensuing warm up was caused by mastodon farts.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 08, 2018 04:54 PM (kUmUV)

What... you didn't see the picture in the morning thread a couple days ago???

the Car Dinosaur?

Posted by: Don Q. at January 08, 2018 04:56 PM (NgKpN)

263 I got raised in the tradition of conservation because my Dad was tight with a nickel and got angry when we left the lights on or stood in the doorway on a cold day. I still get irritated with people for doing that, but I don't think it puts me as an individual on a higher plane, it just makes common sense.

Posted by: pep


You've put your finger on the difference--the old way was done because it was how sensible people managed their resources, the new way is virtue signalling all the way down with no real relation to how sane people operate in the real world.

I swear, sometimes I wish we could just have it out with these fantasy morality fucktards, even knowing the collateral damage would likely be so horrific.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 08, 2018 04:56 PM (AM1GF)

264 >>>>And they have just released data that the sea floor has sunk 0.004
inches over the past few decades. Can someone explain to me how we
measure the elevation of the sea floor relative to earths core to the
nearest ten thousandth of an inch not only today, but several decades
ago to have a basis of comparison?



That would be "never before" in my guess. As in "we didn't ever
measure it before and further are unable to measure the ocean floor to
any level of exactitude of .04% let alone .004"
.
.
.Humans did not have the ability to accurately measure the depth of the World's oceans to within ~5-25 foot accuracy a mere 50 years ago let alone measuring anything to within ten thousands of an inch.

We are talking about multiple orders of magnitude difference here about the same as comparing apples to elephants, it's meaningless until they have multiple decades of consistent measurements but they don't care.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 08, 2018 04:56 PM (+Dllb)

265 Ted Danson was the first environmental hysteric celebrity I remember. I know there were earlier ones about DDT and Alar and global cooling and overpopulation but that's the one that's seared into my memory because of his rampaging over the facts and logic in a manner reminiscent of Jenjis Khan. And he was taken so seriously despite being a moderately funny actor on a goofball TV show. David Letterman was terribly concerned. What a batch of crap.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 04:57 PM (39g3+)

266
What's this?

"Celsius" is a French word?
Le Ace, what say you?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 08, 2018 04:57 PM (rTCJ6)

267 What makes a gas noble?
Hemophilia silly, you can*t be noble without at lease one bleeder in the family.

Posted by: Archer at January 08, 2018 04:57 PM (gbWkA)

268
I thought Celsius was greek.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 08, 2018 04:57 PM (rTCJ6)

269 kimmy jimmel is on the oprah bandwagon.

Good. Let them run with it.

Plenty of time for mockery before the whole thing falls apart.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 08, 2018 04:57 PM (oVJmc)

270 Speaking of the UK, if the oceans had not risen a few thousand years ago the country would be larger and possibly connected to France.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:47 PM (suYcl)



Napoleon: *sobs*

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 04:57 PM (493sH)

271 is gore still paying for massages?

Posted by: concrete girl at January 08, 2018 04:57 PM (nBzBk)

272 What's more, Celsius degrees are small and puny compared Farenheit degrees.
Posted by: Soothsayer



Only one country in all of human history has ever set foot on the moon. And they didn't use Celsius.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2018 04:57 PM (hpmES)

273 'See Robert Klein's routine on this from "Child of the 50s." ''

Is that the one where he does the marching band routine? If so, it's funny as hell or was funny as hell when I saw him do it Carson.

Posted by: Tuna at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (jm1YL)

274 What the hell do these deniers know anyway? Burn the heretics!

Posted by: High Priest Al Gore at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (ylUqT)

275 I thought Celsius was greek.
Posted by: Soothsayer

Eh. It's all Greek to me.

Posted by: Bruce at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (8ikIW)

276 We have entered a period called the Solar Minimum. The lowest sun spot activity. This one will be an extreme one as the activity is the lowest seen for quite a while.

Instead of worrying about warming we should be worrying about freezing as the temps will drop quite a bit on average.

And cold kills more than warm does.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (yT99I)

277 But the stupefying ignorance of most people about the earth

Earth' core at "millions of degrees?"

Possibly not, Al. You need to read higher brow comic books.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (HWZCe)

278 the old way was done because it was how sensible people managed their resources, the new way is virtue signalling all the way down with no real relation to how sane people operate in the real world

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I'd say its primarily to preserve (and expand) their resources at the expense of your resources.

Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (sX1BW)

279 252 Would you care for some "raw water" Yout most puissant Empress?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:55 PM (suYcl)

Here's hoping that raw water becomes a thing because if it does, I'm throwing a huge party and you are all invited

Posted by: Sitting on 12 springs at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (4u7kU)

280 You've put your finger on the difference--the old way was done because it was how sensible people managed their resources, the new way is virtue signalling all the way down with no real relation to how sane people operate in the real world.

And some of it was due to a respect for the creator: I will manage the world you gave me carefully and honorably. Today its just a series of terrors meant to manipulate behavior to the point nobody believes anything any longer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (39g3+)

281 The earth is warming relative to what? What was the ideal year/ temperature we are basing these warming allegations on? What if earth was too cold and we are returning to normal?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (dnWSK)

282 Spotted owl's good eatin', but kinda gamey if you don't brine it for a couple of days.

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (NWiLs)

283 Just the ocean, which warms up less than the atmosphere. It does kill the 'missing heat is in the deep ocean' theory.

Posted by: MikeN at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (o/eHL)

284 227 These findings actually fit perfectly with the latest global warming model. Indeed, they actually strengthen global warming theory. The consensus has gotten more consensual.

Check and mate, Trumplodytes.
Posted by: Fighting Ignorants at January 08, 2018 04:51 PM (1vsiQ)




What do you call a paradigm in which any finding can be claimed to strengthen the consensus?





Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (CPk08)

285 And the basis for her book was a letter regarding a
perceived lack of migratory birds by a woman who lived in my old town.
That's it, a letter from a bird watcher.

Posted by: JackStraw


Howver, a quick perusal of Google shows at least three Nature or other high impact journal articles that say there is a causal link between DDT (or a metabolite thereof) and eggshell thinning, but only in raptors. A lot more work needs to be done before reaching solid conclusions, IMO. There seems to be little interest in that.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 04:59 PM (LAe3v)

286 Ted Danson was the first environmental hysteric celebrity I remember.



He was worried that global warming was going to melt his toupee

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 04:59 PM (493sH)

287 Hey Scripps, have I got a data "normalizing" algorithm for you!

Posted by: Michael "I'm not a woman, I'm all Mann Baby!" at January 08, 2018 04:59 PM (Al42J)

288 Raw water. The preferred beverage of the avant-giardia.

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 04:59 PM (NWiLs)

289 I thought Celsius was greek.


bunch of homos..

Posted by: Al Sharpton at January 08, 2018 04:59 PM (QQ+il)

290 I think it was Bangladesh or maybe even India where their rice crop was being killed every year by the monsoons. They were offered a flood resistant strain of GMO rice seedlings but they refused. People were starving while the western scientists took four or five years to come up with a seedling the old fashion way.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 04:59 PM (1me8P)

291 Tree Ring Circus

Posted by: jsg at January 08, 2018 04:59 PM (bwN1x)

292 283 Just the ocean, which warms up less than the atmosphere. It does kill the 'missing heat is in the deep ocean' theory.
Posted by: MikeN at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (o/eHL)

which was always bogus due to basic thermodynamics anyway...

Posted by: Don Q. at January 08, 2018 04:59 PM (NgKpN)

293 *glares at AP*

Thank you, Grump. I thought that was it but wasn't sure.

I think I mentioned before but at the Old Firm people were always leaving the lights on in conference rooms that weren't in use. I would turn them off and yell at people. It got to the point that if I was walking by and the light was on I would stick my hand in the door and turn off the lights. I wouldn't, you know, necessarily check to see if people were in there or anything.

Look. If you don't want the lights turned off on you in the middle of a client meeting, stop leaving the lights on all the time.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 05:00 PM (dEQP3)

294 Only one country in all of human history has ever set foot on the moon. And they didn't use Celsius.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2018 04:57 PM (hpmES)


Yeah, but Fahrenheit really is a joke.

Zero was set to be the coldest temperature then attainable in the laboratory: ice/salt mixtures.

One hundred degrees was set to be the melting point of ... butter.

I'm not making this up. It's ridiculous. They'd have to have a standard sample of butter in Paris to calibrate thermometers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:00 PM (HWZCe)

295 Skip Celsius, go full Kelvin.

He's the really funny Minion, isn't he?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2018 05:00 PM (tRaq7)

296 global cooling..errrr, i mean global warming...errrrr, i mean climate change,oh F it just give us your hard earned $$$$$$$...

Posted by: me at January 08, 2018 05:00 PM (Zx6HP)

297
I thought Celsius was greek.



He did like butt stuff

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 08, 2018 05:00 PM (lKyWE)

298 292 283 Just the ocean, which warms up less than the atmosphere. It does kill the 'missing heat is in the deep ocean' theory.
Posted by: MikeN at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (o/eHL)

which was always bogus due to basic thermodynamics anyway...
Posted by: Don Q. at January 08, 2018 04:59 PM (NgKpN)



Everyone knows heat sinks. That's why they have cold air balloons.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:01 PM (HWZCe)

299 Meanwhile, in California:

REDDING, Calif — An attempt to kill a large spider with a torch lighter went awry Sunday when the burning arachnid caused a fire at a California apartment, forcing the residents to move out.

https://is.gd/gjXopH

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 08, 2018 05:01 PM (AM1GF)

300 >>. It got to the point that if I was walking by and the light was on I would stick my hand in the door and turn off the lights.


If you could reach the switches, that place wasn't up to Code.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 05:01 PM (dxyQV)

301 The only celebrity environmental nut that walked the walk was Ed Berger Jr.

Wonder if he still does.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 05:01 PM (1me8P)

302 165 This reminds me of Dennis Miller's bit about adjusting the thermostat in his hotel by 2 degrees and couldn't tell a difference, so what the fuck did he care.
Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 04:42 PM (sX1BW)

To be fair I've never stayed in a hotel room where the thermostat worked anything like the one at home does.

Posted by: Northernlurker, am I lurking or am I skulking at January 08, 2018 05:01 PM (nBr1j)

303 Cubits or go home.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 05:02 PM (QQ+il)

304 illiniwek, THAT made me laugh. Well done.


And Steve/Cold Bear, I do wonder about ol' Jeff over at Scripps. I assume things there are as lysenkoist and moonbattish as in most of what used to be called "science". A few years ago, last time I went to their aquarium (nice, worth a visit when visiting SD), there was a new temporary exhibit.


Big banner over the entrance. Ocean acidification. Oh boy. I said to the person I was with - "ha! here we go". She was puzzled. I explained that this is the back-up to AGW, the other/next/related "crisis" that, somehow, meant all industrialized activity and economic behavior must be regulated.


Walked quickly through it, don't recall finding too many obvious whoppers in a quick read. But the section headings/headlines were alarmist and almost surely b.s.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 08, 2018 05:02 PM (QDnY+)

305 it's almost as if the universe does what it wants, despite the efforts of some elite dipshits trying to rehabilitate an ecosystem.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 08, 2018 05:02 PM (KP5rU)

306
you know who else had noble gas.

Taco John

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 05:02 PM (IqV8l)

307 I have a fevah and the only prescription is more argon, krypton, and xenon.

Posted by: The Bruce Dickinson at January 08, 2018 05:02 PM (hUqh+)

308 >>One hundred degrees was set to be the melting point of ... butter.


I'm less concerned with the melting point than I am with the burning Point, iykwim.

Posted by: Marlon Brando at January 08, 2018 05:02 PM (dxyQV)

309 299 I didn't know AtC was in California....

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 05:02 PM (LiyEm)

310 Yeah, but Fahrenheit really is a joke.



Maybe. But Celsius 232.77777778 is really a stupid name for a book.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2018 05:02 PM (hpmES)

311 To add the my post above--one difference between hotel room thermostats and the one at home is that in a hotel room my wife and I manage to be uncomfortable at the same time.

Posted by: Northernlurker, am I lurking or am I skulking at January 08, 2018 05:03 PM (nBr1j)

312 i think they are still arguing the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin.

The temp a few inches down may be a factor in the surface temp but it is not the surface temp. Or do they include the core temp too when they calculate the temp of the planet? If that is the case I would WAG that the temp of the planet is on order of thousands of degrees.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 08, 2018 05:03 PM (Eu5eZ)

313 Here's hoping that raw water becomes a thing because if it does, I'm throwing a huge party and you are all invited
Posted by: Sitting on 12 springs at January 08, 2018 04:58 PM (4u7kU)


Great way to lose weight. Very, very quickly.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:03 PM (HWZCe)

314 Skip Celsius, go full Kelvin.

He's the really funny Minion, isn't he?



The youngest of the Waylan Brothers.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 05:03 PM (QQ+il)

315 295 Skip Celsius, go full Kelvin.

He's the really funny Minion, isn't he?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2018 05:00 PM (tRaq7)

they killed Kelvin!

Posted by: Kyle at January 08, 2018 05:03 PM (NgKpN)

316 Yes...well...you see...this is simply a method of....what you have to understand....when you apply the Hope and Change paradigm...

Er...
Er...
Er...

It is evident...proven actually, that our efforts to curb global warming are....paying off! Yes, that right, paying off! We need to continue doing whatever we are doing to keep global warming in check! Most importantly, we need to keep funding research....and paying my grant...I have payments to make on my new Audi and without a tenure position, I am in deep shit!

Posted by: Professor of Climate Fertilization at January 08, 2018 05:03 PM (16OL0)

317 I'm guessing the farts of the oppressed are nobler.

Posted by: Clique me at January 08, 2018 05:03 PM (1vsiQ)

318 32 is cold but tolerable
0 is freezing (even though 32 is where water freezes)
90 is hot
100 is damn hot

Works for me

Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 05:03 PM (sX1BW)

319 Everyone knows heat sinks. That's why they have cold air balloons.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Oh yeah? What about ice cubes. huh? WHAT ABOUT THEM?

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:04 PM (LAe3v)

320 Conan O'Brien weighs in on Mueller (twitter link via Townhall)

https://tinyurl.com/y96tgvzq

Posted by: High Priest Al Gore at January 08, 2018 05:04 PM (ylUqT)

321 301 The only celebrity environmental nut that walked the walk was Ed Berger Jr.

Wonder if he still does.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol


and Dennis Weaver

Posted by: Trump Knew His Father at January 08, 2018 05:04 PM (nFwvY)

322 *waves on out*

Work. Hope things get better Empress.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 05:04 PM (suYcl)

323 Does a spotted owl have a spotted dick?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 05:04 PM (IqV8l)

324 So I was reading up on ice ages and there was one preciously called the Late Antique Little Ice Age, a North American cooling period lasting from 536 to about 660 AD. This was caused by three massive volcanic eruptions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_weather_events_of_535%E2%80%93536

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 08, 2018 05:04 PM (qJtVm)

325 Dammit. Wayan Brothers

Posted by: Grump928(C) blows the joke at January 08, 2018 05:05 PM (QQ+il)

326 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 05:00 PM (dEQP3)

My office has a sensor that turns the lights off if no motion is detected after ten minutes. My slave cubicle is blocked from the sensor so when I am the only one in the office I have to get up every ten minutes to have the lights turn back on.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 05:05 PM (1me8P)

327 321 301 The only celebrity environmental nut that walked the walk was Ed Berger Jr.

Wonder if he still does.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol


and Dennis Weaver
Posted by: Trump Knew His Father at January 08, 2018 05:04 PM (nFwvY)

Who was no Dennis Farina.

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 05:05 PM (NWiLs)

328 The only celebrity environmental nut that walked the walk was Ed Berger Jr.

Wonder if he still does.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol


Last I checked, yes. He's one of the few in that corner I have any respect for.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 08, 2018 05:05 PM (AM1GF)

329 Zero was set to be the coldest temperature then attainable in the laboratory: ice/salt mixtures.

Its all arbitrary, but at least celsius has a logical range based on a world-wide constant.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 05:05 PM (39g3+)

330 Humans did not have the ability to accurately measure the depth of the World's oceans to within ~5-25 foot accuracy a mere 50 years ago let alone measuring anything to within ten thousands of an inch.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 08, 2018 04:56 PM (+Dllb)


Besides, you would figure that any accuracy in that measurement can't be finer than the average diameter of a grain of sand ... and even that would be pushing it to farcical levels.

It's like when Barky would come out with numbers of "jobs saved or created" like 203,522. I mean, all you could do was laugh at it. An ill-defined categorization (to be overly charitable) and then an exact number for it (whatever "it" actually was) when we don't even have an exact number for the population of the US or the population of any medium-sized city. It was idiot science, but idiot science at its best.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2018 05:05 PM (8gDQu)

331 Ed Berger jr?

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 05:05 PM (LiyEm)

332 323 Does a spotted owl have a spotted dick?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 05:04 PM (IqV8l)

They can fix that in Thailand.

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 05:05 PM (NWiLs)

333
I nobly predict the temperature will change.

Posted by: Sir Kelvin Fahrenheit Celcius at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (r+sAi)

334 Big banner over the entrance. Ocean acidification. Oh boy. I said to the person I was with - "ha! here we go". She was puzzled. I explained that this is the back-up to AGW, the other/next/related "crisis" that, somehow, meant all industrialized activity and economic behavior must be regulated.

Walked quickly through it, don't recall finding too many obvious whoppers in a quick read. But the section headings/headlines were alarmist and almost surely b.s.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 08, 2018 05:02 PM (QDnY+)


Any mention of the buffering capacity of the carbon dioxide-carbonic acid/bicarbonate conjugate acid-base pair?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (HWZCe)

335 The WA state Governor will enact his cap&trade taxes this year. The deniers will get it nice and hard in the PNW.

Posted by: Musk at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (r9UYA)

336 Posted by: Trump Knew His Father at January 08, 2018 05:04 PM (nFwvY)

Really? Did not know that.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (1me8P)

337 alex that's fine and all with turning out the lights (like you and pep, I'm a visceral conservationist, abhor waste of any kind), but don't go lighting off blow-torches to deal with spiders (per the Redding, CA story linked above).


Safety first.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (QDnY+)

338 Ed Begley junior

http://youtu.be/LvUItaradGE

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (LiyEm)

339 . I explained that this is the back-up to AGW, the other/next/related "crisis" that, somehow, meant all industrialized activity and economic behavior must be regulated.
---

No, it means that all North American and European industrialized activity must be regulated.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (qJtVm)

340 Celsius 232.777777 just doesn't have a ring to it

Posted by: Sitting on 12 springs at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (4u7kU)

341 I survived Acid Rain.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (QQ+il)

342 Looks like Sessions is awake. Stick with it to the end to get a bonus mention about Project Casandra.

https://tinyurl.com/ycw3n56m

2018 is going to be awesome dipped in awesome sauce.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (/tuJf)

343 Nobal gasses come from blue blood gasses from a long line of blue blood gasses

Posted by: Skip at January 08, 2018 05:07 PM (aC6Sd)

344 341 I survived Acid Rain.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (QQ+il)

And the hole in the ozone layer.

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 05:07 PM (NWiLs)

345 "Adding CO2 won't absorb more energy, because there is no more energy that it CAN absorb.
Whole theory is easily disprovable by measurable science... Posted by: Don Q.

I believe you BUT there are other mechanisms we don't understand in the whole equation of what goes on in "the environment". More of anything will have an effect ... aerosols may be important, how does CO2 increase affect them? for instance.

Or more important probably, more CO2 does help plants grow, which I think is good. Man still has (probably) little effect on overall CO2, so even that doesn't matter much. But the CO2 level has increased over 60 years, and it has (probably) helped green up arid places.

They are wrong on multiple levels.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 08, 2018 05:07 PM (otAqJ)

346
Oh dear, Robert B. Reiiiiichhh among others have made a video explaining why the tax cuts are bad for us

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 05:07 PM (493sH)

347 I survived Acid Rain.

----------

I survived the Ozone depletion.

Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 05:07 PM (sX1BW)

348 It's like when Barky would come out with numbers of "jobs saved or created" like 203,522. I mean, all you could do was laugh at it. An ill-defined categorization (to be overly charitable) and then an exact number for it (whatever "it" actually was) when we don't even have an exact number for the population of the US or the population of any medium-sized city. It was idiot science, but idiot science at its best.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2018 05:05 PM (8gDQu)



203,522 +- 400,000.

Get Meryl Streep on that one, so she can apply her "Alar analysis" on it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:07 PM (HWZCe)

349 341 I survived Acid Rain.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (QQ+il)

Dude, whatever, happened to acid rain?

Posted by: Northernlurker, am I lurking or am I skulking at January 08, 2018 05:07 PM (nBr1j)

350
My office has a sensor that turns the lights off if no motion is detected after ten minutes. My slave cubicle is blocked from the sensor so when I am the only one in the office I have to get up every ten minutes to have the lights turn back on.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol


Get a metronome.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 05:07 PM (IqV8l)

351 Noble gases? Wasn't he the guy invented those prizes handed out by stupid scandies?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (yT99I)

352 Oh dear, Robert B. Reiiiiichhh among others have made a video explaining why the tax cuts are bad for us
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 05:07 PM (493sH)


When he talks about "growing," does anyone get the giggles?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (HWZCe)

353 The only celebrity environmental nut that walked the walk was Ed Berger Jr.

Wonder if he still does.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol


Ed Begley Jr.? Yeah, that guy. He was Jerry Pournelle's neighbor, and Jerry used to write about him. Ed was actually driving his wife semi-nuts, but he did live the eco life-style.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (vcOmj)

354 Get a metronome.


A dipping bird adds class to any office.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (QQ+il)

355 32 is cold but tolerable
0 is freezing (even though 32 is where water freezes)
90 is hot
100 is damn hot


90 is May. 100 is July.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (hpmES)

356 Measuring the ocean floor is ridiculous to begin with, because it varies based on activity beneath it any given moment. Huge seams run all through the oceans pushing up crust from beneath or subsuming it under faults. Its like measuring the surface of boiling water.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (39g3+)

357 I survived Radon!

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (1me8P)

358 My office has a sensor that turns the lights off if no motion is detected after ten minutes. My slave cubicle is blocked from the sensor so when I am the only one in the office I have to get up every ten minutes to have the lights turn back on.

-----------

Those only cost about $250 a pop. You have to leave the lights on a long time to get that kind of cost savings.

Posted by: SH at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (sX1BW)

359 Well, this vindicates the very hard work of the IPCC and the previous administration on minimising the effects of Anthropogenic climate change.Thanks to all of you, for your courage, your passion and your determination. People like My Mo, like Oprah here, and all of you: you made it happen. Now let's kill some Republican children and eat their entrails. Their parents deserve it.

Posted by: It's Chelsea at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (CPk08)

360 337 alex that's fine and all with turning out the lights (like you and pep, I'm a visceral conservationist, abhor waste of any kind), but don't go lighting off blow-torches to deal with spiders (per the Redding, CA story linked above).


Safety first.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (QDnY+)

Spiders? bah... civilian...

Flamers work really well against Spiders!

Posted by: Capt. John Rico, Rico's Roughnecks at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (NgKpN)

361 Dennis Weaver became a vegetarian and built some kind of eco friendly home.Marshal Dillon would have bitch slapped him...

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (LiyEm)

362 I survived Alar!!

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (1me8P)

363 If global warming is responsible for poverty and terrorism, is it also responsible for wealth and happiness?

Posted by: Northernlurker, am I lurking or am I skulking at January 08, 2018 05:09 PM (nBr1j)

364 Too busy to read the posts today...

Did I tell you people Oprah was going to be it in 2020, or did I tell you...

...psssst, hint: I told you.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 08, 2018 05:09 PM (9chmE)

365 I survived Carter.

Posted by: Clique me at January 08, 2018 05:09 PM (1vsiQ)

366 It's like when Barky would come out with numbers of "jobs saved or created" like 203,522.

I really, really wish someone had asked Obama about precision and significant digits. His cranial matter would have been all over the podium.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:09 PM (LAe3v)

367 >>My office has a sensor that turns the lights off if no motion is detected after ten minutes.


I had a friend who, while taking his GREs, used a bathroom with one of these during a 'break' in testing.

Well, he was dropping a duece...

Lights went out.
No asswipe.

He decides to open the stall door and do the crab walk out to:
1. try and get the lights back on,
2. get some asswipe.

He gets about 3 feet out of the stall, half bent over and waving with one arm while trying to keep his pants off the floor with the other.

Someone opens the door. And the Light comes on...

He panics, bends over to pull his pants up, breaks his nose on the sink and knocks himself out cold.

Posted by: garrett's true fucking stories at January 08, 2018 05:09 PM (dxyQV)

368 353 Watch the clip I posted at 338,it's funny

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 05:09 PM (LiyEm)

369 Skip Celsius, go full Kelvin.


Never go full Kelvin.

Posted by: Archer at January 08, 2018 05:10 PM (gbWkA)

370 I'm not making this up. It's ridiculous. They'd have to have a standard sample of butter in Paris to calibrate thermometers.
================

Hey! It was the first lab ever to win a Michelin star!

Posted by: High Priest Al Gore at January 08, 2018 05:10 PM (ylUqT)

371 349 341 I survived Acid Rain.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 05:06 PM (QQ+il)

Dude, whatever, happened to acid rain?
Posted by: Northernlurker, am I lurking or am I skulking at January 08, 2018 05:07 PM (nBr1j)

It went the same way as the New Ice Age, acid rain, overpopulation, mass starvation, DDT killing everything, and the hole in the ozone layer.

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 05:10 PM (NWiLs)

372 Doc would have sedated him into a coma.

Posted by: dantesed at January 08, 2018 05:10 PM (88xKn)

373 Eris, I appreciate your correction. But it would be crass to ask China and other less developed countries to conform, I mean it's only the ENTIRE PLANET AT RISK!!!!!


Or something.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 08, 2018 05:10 PM (QDnY+)

374 356 Measuring the ocean floor is ridiculous to begin with, because it varies based on activity beneath it any given moment. Huge seams run all through the oceans pushing up crust from beneath or subsuming it under faults. Its like measuring the surface of boiling water.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 05:08 PM (39g3+)

Yup, the whole Ring of Fire... underwater volcanoes and such ringing the entire Pacific...

Which has an impact n the Arctic...

Posted by: Don Q., at January 08, 2018 05:10 PM (NgKpN)

375 Alex, this is something you might want installed at your office to deal with spiders:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elJ3t6AOPJc

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 08, 2018 05:10 PM (qJtVm)

376 My office has a sensor that turns the lights off if no motion is detected after ten minutes. My slave cubicle is blocked from the sensor so when I am the only one in the office I have to get up every ten minutes to have the lights turn back on.

Just bring a bag of tennis balls to work with you. Or you could fly paper airplanes to turn the lights on, too. That might be more fun.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (8gDQu)

377 Berger Begley

220 221

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (1me8P)

378

Listen, your friends have been broken,
They tell us of your poison; now we know.
Kill them, give them as they give us.
Slay them, burn their childrens' laughter
On to hell.

The fist will run, grasp metal to gun.
The spirit sings in crashing tones,
We gain the battle drum.
Our cries will shrill, the air will moan and crash into the dawn.
The pen won't stay the demon's wings,
The hour approaches pounding out the Devil's sermon.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (QQ+il)

379 Here's hoping that raw water becomes a thing because if it does, I'm throwing a huge party and you are all invited

------

Dihydrogen Monoxide ?!?!?!?!

That stuff is DANGEROUS. It corrodes metals, dissolves almost everything it touches. It washes millions of tons of soil away every year. If your are covered in it... you will die.

It ought to be banned.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (8XRCm)

380 Looks like Sessions is awake.

Apparently just firing people isn't enough for Trump anymore. Good.

Posted by: DaveA at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (FhXTo)

381 > 57. So how much did they think the ocean warmed in the last 50 years using the old method?

About 0.3.

Posted by: Original Roy at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (bDPWs)

382
Dennis Weaver became a vegetarian and built some kind of eco friendly home.Marshal Dillon would have bitch slapped him...
Posted by: steevy


No wonder Festus took his place.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (IqV8l)

383 361 Dennis Weaver became a vegetarian and built some kind of eco friendly home.Marshal Dillon would have bitch slapped him...
Posted by: steevy


Doc Adams often prescribed MEAT and accepted CHICKENS as payment.

Posted by: Trump Knew His Father at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (nFwvY)

384 Dude, whatever, happened to acid rain?
Posted by: Northernlurker, am I lurking or am I skulking at January 08, 2018 05:07 PM (nBr1j)


It was reduced in impact by not burning high sulfur-containing fuels. I think acid rain really was a thing; it made perfect sense chemically, and the efforts to mitigate it actually worked.

I'm agnostic on ozone depletion. It was plausible chemically, because chlorine atoms would cause ozone to disproportionate catalytically, so even a small concentration of chlorine atoms could effect a large change. So ... jury's out, in my mind.

AGW, OTOH, I think is crap, not least because the CO2 partial pressure should have a stoichiometric, rather than a catalytic role, and the data do not indicate that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:12 PM (HWZCe)

385 My office has a sensor that turns the lights off if no motion is detected after ten minutes. My slave cubicle is blocked from the sensor so when I am the only one in the office I have to get up every ten minutes to have the lights turn back on.

Just bring a bag of tennis balls to work with you. Or you could fly paper airplanes to turn the lights on, too. That might be more fun.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (8gDQu)

That's what familiars are for.

Posted by: The Miklos and Margarita at January 08, 2018 05:12 PM (zCyNd)

386 Gaaah. Now my eye is twitching again.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 04:52 PM (dEQP3)

Come to my Spotted Owl BBQ.

I promise you will feel better.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2018 05:12 PM (wYseH)

387 Dennis Weaver became a vegetarian


And now he's dead. Do I have to draw a picture here?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 05:12 PM (QQ+il)

388 I had a friend who, while taking his GREs, used a bathroom with one of these during a 'break' in testing.

Well, he was dropping a duece...

Lights went out.
No asswipe.

He decides to open the stall door and do the crab walk out to:
1. try and get the lights back on,
2. get some asswipe.

He gets about 3 feet out of the stall, half bent over and waving with one arm while trying to keep his pants off the floor with the other.

Someone opens the door. And the Light comes on...

He panics, bends over to pull his pants up, breaks his nose on the sink and knocks himself out cold.

Posted by: garrett's true fucking stories at January 08, 2018 05:09 PM (dxyQV)


thnags garredd. ha fuggin ha

Posted by: garrett's friend at January 08, 2018 05:12 PM (CPk08)

389 Dilbert today - How do you insult employees without having to take a trip to HR?

Tell an employee that they should look into getting a standing desk.

Posted by: Archer at January 08, 2018 05:13 PM (gbWkA)

390 Dihydrogen Monoxide ?!?!?!?!

That stuff is DANGEROUS. It corrodes metals, dissolves almost everything it touches. It washes millions of tons of soil away every year. If your are covered in it... you will die.

It ought to be banned.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (8XRCm)

Not to mention... its a greenhouse gas with a MUCH greater effect than CO2!

Posted by: Don Q., at January 08, 2018 05:13 PM (NgKpN)

391 I saw a tree full of Weaver Birds in Africa. They were fascinating to watch.

Posted by: Northernlurker, am I lurking or am I skulking at January 08, 2018 05:13 PM (nBr1j)

392 Sorry, make that about 0.15C. 0.3F.
https://www.livescience.com/19414-oceans-warming-135-years.html

He's saying the new measurement isn't precise enough to measure recent warming. Its precision is 0.2C and the last 50 years have had less than that.

Posted by: Original Roy at January 08, 2018 05:13 PM (bDPWs)

393 My office has a sensor that turns the lights off if no motion is detected after ten minutes.

My Shadenboner would keep the lights on. Just move it around a bit.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 08, 2018 05:13 PM (r9UYA)

394
Well Dennis Weaver did get chased and ran off the road by the big rig oil truck, so I can forgive him.

Posted by: Sir Kelvin Fahrenheit Celcius at January 08, 2018 05:13 PM (r+sAi)

395 There are enough things rooting around in my wallet. Why don't these lefty assholes teleconference instead of flying all over the world ? Because they know it's bullshit too but par-tayyy !!

Posted by: jsg at January 08, 2018 05:13 PM (bwN1x)

396 Still,it annoys me on the old shows that people just go without any explanation.I mean you couldn't throw in a line like "Yeah,Chester met a woman and moved to California to get married"Ward Bond who played Major Adams died in season 4 of Wagon Train and they just replaced him without mentioning what happened,ever....

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 05:14 PM (LiyEm)

397 The owners of my mom's duplex are selling the place. So they had some guys come in to check Radon gas levels.

Now... the building is up on like 14" blocks, its raised from the ground like its ready for flooding or something. Radon gas is heavier than air.

The guys that came to measure it dutifully put the devices in the duplex on both sides and found no Radon. If they'd had a shred of credibility, honor, or honesty they would have just said "you don't have any" and left without leaving the machines, but no, they went through the motions.

You know why? Because Radon Gas is BULLCRAP. It has a very short half life, it lies on the ground, its radiation levels are less than what your freaking blender puts out. The studies demonstrating danger were done in old unventilated mines where uranium was found.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 05:14 PM (39g3+)

398 He panics, bends over to pull his pants up, breaks his nose on the sink and knocks himself out cold.





Posted by: garrett's true fucking stories at January 08, 2018 05:09 PM (dxyQV)


Little did he know, the bathroom exercise WAS the GRE. The written test was just a ruse.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 08, 2018 05:14 PM (9chmE)

399 Acid rain was the result of removing particulate matter from industrial and power generation stacks. Another example of unintended consequences.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 05:14 PM (QQ+il)

400 It was reduced in impact by not burning high sulfur-containing fuels. I
think acid rain really was a thing; it made perfect sense chemically,
and the efforts to mitigate it actually worked.


Agreed. We need to be careful in assuming that just because AGW is crap, all science related to environmental concerns is.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:14 PM (LAe3v)

401 Air bubbles that indicate an increase in temperature would be climate. All other air bubbles are just weather.

Posted by: Captain Oblivious at January 08, 2018 05:15 PM (Astxw)

402 378

Listen, your friends have been broken,
They tell us of your poison; now we know.
Kill them, give them as they give us.
Slay them, burn their childrens' laughter
On to hell.

The fist will run, grasp metal to gun.
The spirit sings in crashing tones,
We gain the battle drum.
Our cries will shrill, the air will moan and crash into the dawn.
The pen won't stay the demon's wings,
The hour approaches pounding out the Devil's sermon.
Posted by: Grump928(C)

The Gates Of Delirium.

Heh. Or Yes.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at January 08, 2018 05:15 PM (vcOmj)

403 Alex, this is something you might want installed at your office to deal with spiders:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elJ3t6AOPJc
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 08, 2018 05:10 PM (qJtVm)


Yes, yes, it is.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With jaunty propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 08, 2018 05:15 PM (dEQP3)

404 366 It's like when Barky would come out with numbers of "jobs saved or created" like 203,522.

I really, really wish someone had asked Obama about precision and significant digits. His cranial matter would have been all over the podium.
Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:09 PM (LAe3v)



Significant digits are rayciss. H8ter.

In Egypt a guide told us the pyramids were 5017 years old. How did he know? Because when he started, they'd told him they were 5000 years old, and that was 17 years earlier.

He was kidding, but a lot of people wouldn't be.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:15 PM (HWZCe)

405 He gets about 3 feet out of the stall, half bent over and waving with
one arm while trying to keep his pants off the floor with the other.


That's the funniest thing I've heard is quite some time.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:16 PM (LAe3v)

406 Dihydrogen Monoxide ?!?!?!?!

That stuff is DANGEROUS. It corrodes metals, dissolves almost everything it touches. It washes millions of tons of soil away every year. If your are covered in it... you will die.

It ought to be banned.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (8XRCm)

Also destroys scotch

Posted by: Sitting on 12 springs at January 08, 2018 05:16 PM (4u7kU)

407 >>Little did he know, the bathroom exercise WAS the GRE. The written test was just a ruse.


He had the raccoon eyes and everything.

No GRE results, though... because he missed the last 2 portions of the test.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 05:16 PM (dxyQV)

408 In the later 60s and early 70s Sudbury, Ont., which is home to a nickel mine (different than Nickelback) looked like a moonscape. It was blamed on acid rain.

Posted by: Northernlurker, am I lurking or am I skulking at January 08, 2018 05:16 PM (nBr1j)

409
A dipping bird adds class to any office.

Remember The Simpsons when Homer set up his bird to do his job for him?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 08, 2018 05:16 PM (rTCJ6)

410 Doc Adams often prescribed MEAT and accepted CHICKENS as payment.

Posted by: Trump Knew His Father at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (nFwvY)



Wouldja believe he'd accept turkeys too? Oh Doc Adams. I thought it was...nevermind

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 05:16 PM (493sH)

411 that's funny

Posted by: concrete girl at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (nBzBk)

412 398 He panics, bends over to pull his pants up, breaks his nose on the sink and knocks himself out cold.





Posted by: garrett's true fucking stories at January 08, 2018 05:09 PM (dxyQV)


Little did he know, the bathroom exercise WAS the GRE. The written test was just a ruse.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 08, 2018 05:14 PM (9chmE)

Sooo... almost killed by a Gre? Sure it wasn't a... GRUE????

Posted by: Don Q., at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (NgKpN)

413 Agreed. We need to be careful in assuming that just because AGW is crap, all science related to environmental concerns is.
Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:14 PM (LAe3v)


Absolutely. Gotta look at the evidence, weigh its plausibility and significance, etc.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (HWZCe)

414 I hate those light sensors, usually don't see them till almost end of projects but you can work in the room and light goes out on you, usually I'm up in the ceiling or down on floor.

Posted by: Skip at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (aC6Sd)

415 387 Dennis Weaver became a vegetarian

And now he's dead. Do I have to draw a picture here?


And Euell Gibbons died of natural causes. Does Art Bell know about this stuff?

Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (v3pYe)

416 Never get into the business without making sure there is an adequate TP supply...of course sometimes you are in too much of a hurry even for that important preliminary...

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (LiyEm)

417 Ward Bond who played Major Adams died in season 4 of Wagon Train and they just replaced him without mentioning what happened,ever....
Posted by: steevy at January 08

and what the hell was Ward doing in Dallas watching two lowly ranked football teams.

Posted by: Trump Knew His Father at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (nFwvY)

418 It was reduced in impact by not burning high sulfur-containing fuels. I think acid rain really was a thing; it made perfect sense chemically, and the efforts to mitigate it actually worked.

Like leaded fuel. The highways were getting unsafe levels of lead along the sides because of the exhaust. The choice was between using scrubbers in the exhaust line, or going to unleaded fuel and losing some horsepower in the engine.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (39g3+)

419 408 In the later 60s and early 70s Sudbury, Ont., which is home to a nickel mine (different than Nickelback) looked like a moonscape. It was blamed on acid rain.
Posted by: Northernlurker, am I lurking or am I skulking at January 08, 2018 05:16 PM (nBr1j)


More likely it was from the nickel tailings.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (HWZCe)

420 415 387 Dennis Weaver became a vegetarian

And now he's dead. Do I have to draw a picture here?

And Euell Gibbons died of natural causes. Does Art Bell know about this stuff?
Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (v3pYe)

Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while running.

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 05:18 PM (NWiLs)

421 Tell an employee that they should look into getting a standing desk.
Posted by: Archer

That's all the rage. And our CEO has one now.

It's weird, and it's coming for you.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at January 08, 2018 05:18 PM (vcOmj)

422 t was idiot science, but idiot science at its best.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2018 05:05 PM


Might I interest you in The Goop Medicine Bag, inspired by the shaman's medicine bag from various culturally-appropriated indigenous traditions?

This Goop-Exclusive pouch holds and includes eight ( magically-charged stones: citrine, clear quartz, rose quartz, black obsidian, amethyst, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and chrysocolla, which is also known as The Goddess Stone.

Inexpensive at even 3 times its price of US$85.00!

Posted by: Gwenyth P., lifestyle coach at January 08, 2018 05:18 PM (ctuyM)

423 389
Dilbert today - How do you insult employees without having to take a trip to HR?



Tell an employee that they should look into getting a standing desk.

Posted by: Archer at January 08, 2018 05:13 PM (gbWkA)

You laugh. That craze is running rampant across my company.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 08, 2018 05:18 PM (jxbfJ)

424 409 The episode where he became morbidly obese so he could work from home...
That show was great once...

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 05:18 PM (LiyEm)

425 He panics, bends over to pull his pants up, breaks his nose on the sink and knocks himself out cold.


Oww...damn.


What a shitty day. At least he got a story out of it?

Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2018 05:18 PM (+lOpA)

426 419 408 In the later 60s and early 70s Sudbury, Ont., which is home to a nickel mine (different than Nickelback) looked like a moonscape. It was blamed on acid rain.
Posted by: Northernlurker, am I lurking or am I skulking at January 08, 2018 05:16 PM (nBr1j)

More likely it was from the nickel tailings.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (HWZCe

You're probably right, now that I think about it, but the area was ugly.

Posted by: Northernlurker, am I lurking or am I skulking at January 08, 2018 05:18 PM (nBr1j)

427 and what the hell was Ward doing in Dallas watching two lowly ranked football teams.

Posted by: Trump Knew His Father at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (nFwvY)



He wanted to shoot JR

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 08, 2018 05:19 PM (493sH)

428 My office has a sensor that turns the lights off
if no motion is detected after ten minutes. My slave cubicle is blocked
from the sensor so when I am the only one in the office I have to get up
every ten minutes to have the lights turn back on.


-------------------------------------
Just bring a bag of tennis balls to work with you. Or you could fly
paper airplanes to turn the lights on, too. That might be more fun.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2018 05:11 PM (8gDQu)


I always bring a cage full of sparrows to work. Let one out occasionally, as necessary. If one dies, I just let out another.

Who wants sparrows flying around in their office, you ask? YOU GO TO HELL, THAT'S WHO!!

Posted by: BurtTC at January 08, 2018 05:19 PM (9chmE)

429 was reduced in impact by not burning high sulfur-containing fuels. I
think acid rain really was a thing; it made perfect sense chemically,
and the efforts to mitigate it actually worked.

Agreed. We need to be careful in assuming that just because AGW is crap, all science related to environmental concerns is.
Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:14 PM (LAe3v)

I agree but the problem is that they over exaggerate the issue. Superfund sites are an example of exaggeration. At least with the solutions and measure of success. This goes to atc rant about reasonable discussions. Both sides ( more one than the other) go to the extremes.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 05:19 PM (1me8P)

430 Like leaded fuel. The highways were getting unsafe levels of lead along the sides because of the exhaust. The choice was between using scrubbers in the exhaust line, or going to unleaded fuel and losing some horsepower in the engine.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (39g3+)


Exactly. Lead is nasty stuff to ingest.

Having said that, now people freak at even being around hunks of the solid metal, much less touching them. I think that that's silly. The difference between inhaling or other ingesting lead particles or lead salts, on one hand, and touching a piece of metallic lead, on the other, seems to me to be night and day.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (HWZCe)

431 Seriously. One of the best stories anybody has ever told me.

And a totally animated Jewish guy, too. I about pissed myself hearing it.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (dxyQV)

432 Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while running.

Well, immediately after a run. He sat down without cooling down and his heart popped. Congenital problem. But still kinda funny in an ironic way.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (39g3+)

433 417 Ward Bond who played Major Adams died in season 4 of Wagon Train and they just replaced him without mentioning what happened,ever....
Posted by: steevy at January 08

and what the hell was Ward doing in Dallas watching two lowly ranked football teams.
Posted by: Trump Knew His Father at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (nFwvY)

Plus, he was pretty hard on the Beaver!

Posted by: Mrs. Cleaver at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (NgKpN)

434 420
415 387 Dennis Weaver became a vegetarian



And now he's dead. Do I have to draw a picture here?



And Euell Gibbons died of natural causes. Does Art Bell know about this stuff?

Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (v3pYe)



Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while running.

Posted by: Insomniac


Meanwhile, Winston Churchill never exercised and drank like a fish, but defeated the Nazis. Draw the appropriate conclusions.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (LAe3v)

435 We( Philadelphia area) ard supposed to get freezing rain tonight so state offices and some business cut out early doubling literally my home commute time to 2 hrs

Posted by: Skip at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (aC6Sd)

436 >>>>The owners of my mom's duplex are selling the place. So they had some guys come in to check Radon gas levels.



Now... the building is up on like 14" blocks, its raised from the
ground like its ready for flooding or something. Radon gas is heavier
than air.



The guys that came to measure it dutifully put the devices in the duplex on both sides
and found no Radon. If they'd had a shred of credibility, honor, or
honesty they would have just said "you don't have any" and left without
leaving the machines, but no, they went through the motions.



You know why? Because Radon Gas is BULLCRAP. It has a very short
half life, it lies on the ground, its radiation levels are less than
what your freaking blender puts out. The studies demonstrating danger
were done in old unventilated mines where uranium was found.
.
.
.You can't sell any building without a clean Radon check, that's why they do it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (+Dllb)

437 That's what familiars are for.
Posted by: The Miklos and Margarita

Except when you get a frog.

Posted by: Jean at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (yM/Yl)

438
Tell an employee that they should look into getting a standing desk.
------------------------------------------------------------------
You laugh. That craze is running rampant across my company.


Goofy business craze #732

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (IqV8l)

439 Is it just me or does every post today need some skull, cowbell, or Wii.

Not yet tired of winning.

Posted by: blaster at January 08, 2018 05:21 PM (jHrzU)

440 I always bring a cage full of sparrows to work. Let one out occasionally, as necessary. If one dies, I just let out another.


No canaries? I thought they were the industry standard.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2018 05:21 PM (tRaq7)

441 417 What teams ,maybe it was the son of an old teammate playing or something...

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 05:21 PM (LiyEm)

442 I mentioned the standing desks because we are getting those at work too. I will take a stand and sit. I will never stand! I went to college so I would never have to wear a name tag or stand all day at work dammit!

Posted by: Archer at January 08, 2018 05:21 PM (gbWkA)

443 >>I always bring a cage full of sparrows to work. Let one out occasionally, as necessary. If one dies, I just let out another.


Never leave home without your Gerbil.

Posted by: Richard Gere at January 08, 2018 05:22 PM (dxyQV)

444 Meanwhile, Winston Churchill never exercised and drank like a fish, but defeated the Nazis. Draw the appropriate conclusions.
Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (LAe3v)

And smoked stogies.

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 05:22 PM (NWiLs)

445 Little did he know, the bathroom exercise WAS the GRE. The written test was just a ruse.




--------------------
He had the raccoon eyes and everything.



No GRE results, though... because he missed the last 2 portions of the test.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 05:16 PM (dxyQV)


Well sure, that's what they would say.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 08, 2018 05:22 PM (9chmE)

446 If you can stomach the smug condescension, this segment of Neil deGrasse Tyson's lecture on "weather vs climate" is downright funny in light of this new revelation.

https://tinyurl.com/lamx3vr

Posted by: weew at January 08, 2018 05:22 PM (6EH85)

447 Dennis Weaver became a vegetarian





And now he's dead. Do I have to draw a picture here?





And Euell Gibbons died of natural causes. Does Art Bell know about this stuff?


Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (v3pYe)





Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while running.



Posted by: Insomniac

Meanwhile, Winston Churchill never exercised and drank like a fish, but defeated the Nazis. Draw the appropriate conclusions.


Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (LAe3v)


Steve Irwin died from a fish.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 08, 2018 05:22 PM (QLvwG)

448 Agreed. We need to be careful in assuming that just because AGW is crap, all science related to environmental concerns is.
Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:14 PM (LAe3v)

Absolutely. Gotta look at the evidence, weigh its plausibility and significance, etc.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM

Agreed. I think that it's an easy meme that if you're a sceptic etc. you don't care about the environment etc. It's doing things that are feasible and can be proved that it actually helps the environment. Ethanol is the perfect example of this. It's a boondoggle and it's crazy expensive and actually is worse for the environment than not.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 08, 2018 05:22 PM (tPrp3)

449 Exactly. Lead is nasty stuff to ingest.



Having said that, now people freak at even being around hunks of the
solid metal, much less touching them. I think that that's silly.


I was written up by safety because I used a lead brick as a doorstop. The brick might abrade and release lead particles, you see.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:22 PM (LAe3v)

450 But seriously,such an important character on the show and they can't throw in "Poor Major Adams,one of those Indian raids finally got him..." Or something..

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 05:22 PM (LiyEm)

451 I used to stand all day in the factory and was never so strong again. Of course I was also 22.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2018 05:23 PM (QQ+il)

452 How to tell if you have a vagina
1. You tweet for Oprah 2020
2. You are Bill Kristol

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 08, 2018 05:23 PM (BtQd4)

453 Is it just me or does every post today need some skull, cowbell, or Wii.
Not yet tired of winning.
Posted by: blaster at January 08, 2018 05:21 PM


Can you hear me yet?

Posted by: Lily from AT&T at January 08, 2018 05:23 PM (ctuyM)

454 Falling down in the bathroom, with your pants around your ankles, a broken nose and crap on your ass is no way to go through life, son.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at January 08, 2018 05:23 PM (vcOmj)

455 Tell an employee that they should look into getting a standing desk.

------------------------------------------------------------------

You laugh. That craze is running rampant across my company.



Goofy business craze #732

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (IqV8l)

Total Quality Management!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 08, 2018 05:24 PM (QLvwG)

456 I read that people were outraged by one study that basically said there was no diet,exercise whatever that could grant you long life,it is simply the luck of the draw.Even heredity js not that important....

Posted by: steevy at January 08, 2018 05:24 PM (LiyEm)

457 I'm not doing a paleo diet ever. All my ancestors were on paleo diets and they are all dead!

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 08, 2018 05:24 PM (tPrp3)

458 "50 million people dead and counting due to the fake DDT ban. "

I think WHO is actually using DDT again, and indeed massive broadcast overuse was probably a bad idea. But using it in African huts is good, and they rotate other chemicals so resistance is not built up (or if it already is)

who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2006/pr50/en/

Posted by: illiniwek at January 08, 2018 05:24 PM (otAqJ)

459 I always bring a cage full of sparrows to work. Let one out occasionally, as necessary. If one dies, I just let out another.




---------------------
No canaries? I thought they were the industry standard.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2018 05:21 PM (tRaq7)


Canaries would die off so much more quickly. I never understood why.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 08, 2018 05:25 PM (9chmE)

460 455 Tell an employee that they should look into getting a standing desk.

------------------------------------------------------------------

You laugh. That craze is running rampant across my company.



Goofy business craze #732

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (IqV8l)

Total Quality Management!
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 08, 2018 05:24 PM (QLvwG)

Reengineering! It's totally not the exact same goddamn thing as TQM, swearsies!

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 05:25 PM (NWiLs)

461 settled science...

recently, studies of the interactions of distant black holes were reported to have confirmed einstein's theory of relativity. earlier findings, had they been confirmed, would have cast doubt on relativity.

after 100 years scientists are still seeking confirmation (and finding it) of relativity. yet global warming cannot be questioned. not science or scientific.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 08, 2018 05:25 PM (Pg+x7)

462 Might I interest you in The Goop Medicine Bag, inspired by the shaman's medicine bag from various culturally-appropriated indigenous traditions?

This Goop-Exclusive pouch holds and includes eight ( magically-charged stones: citrine, clear quartz, rose quartz, black obsidian, amethyst, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and chrysocolla, which is also known as The Goddess Stone.

Inexpensive at even 3 times its price of US$85.00!
Posted by: Gwenyth P., lifestyle coach



I sell that all day long for $39.95.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2018 05:26 PM (hpmES)

463 Ethanol is the perfect example of this. It's a boondoggle and it's crazy expensive and actually is worse for the environment than not.
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 08, 2018 05:22 PM (tPrp3)


Yeah, it's madness. It's effectively half-oxidized gasoline. WTF? Why not just cut gasoline with water and be done with it?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:26 PM (HWZCe)

464
Steve Irwin died from a fish.
Posted by: Count de Monet


He should have had the lasagna.

Posted by: Dr. Rumack at January 08, 2018 05:26 PM (IqV8l)

465 447 Dennis Weaver became a vegetarian





And now he's dead. Do I have to draw a picture here?





And Euell Gibbons died of natural causes. Does Art Bell know about this stuff?


Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (v3pYe)





Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while running.



Posted by: Insomniac

Meanwhile, Winston Churchill never exercised and drank like a fish, but defeated the Nazis. Draw the appropriate conclusions.


Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (LAe3v)


Steve Irwin died from a fish.
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 08, 2018 05:22 PM (QLvwG)

And Marlin Perkins? of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom??

Famous for 'watch as Jim wrestles the Anaconda, while I sit in the safety of the truck'?

Was bitten a number of times during his career by poisonous snakes...

Posted by: Mrs. Cleaver at January 08, 2018 05:26 PM (NgKpN)

466 Goofy business craze #732

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (IqV8l)

Total Quality Management!
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 08, 2018 05:24 PM (QLvwG)

Reengineering! It's totally not the exact same goddamn thing as TQM, swearsies!
Posted by: Insomniac


Are they using synergy yet?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at January 08, 2018 05:26 PM (vcOmj)

467 Standing desks are kind of fun. I have one and find that standing helps me focus at times.

Posted by: IC at January 08, 2018 05:26 PM (a0IVu)

468 Would the twin towers have fallen if asbestos was used around the support beams? I think it is debatable but I think at the least it would have taken longer.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 08, 2018 05:26 PM (1me8P)

469 >>Steve Irwin died from a fish.


Death Ray

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 05:26 PM (dxyQV)

470 Canaries would die off so much more quickly. I never understood why.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 08, 2018 05:25 PM (9chmE)


Higher respiratory rate.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:26 PM (HWZCe)

471
Dennis Weaver became a vegetarian And now he's dead. Do I have to draw a picture here?
And Euell Gibbons died of natural causes. Does Art Bell know about this stuff?
Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2018 05:17 PM (v3pYe)
Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while running.
Posted by: Insomniac


Natalie Wood couldn't float

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 08, 2018 05:27 PM (lKyWE)

472 Paelo Diet + Raw Water + AntiVax for the short, crippled life win!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 05:27 PM (39g3+)

473 457 I'm not doing a paleo diet ever. All my ancestors were on paleo diets and they are all dead!
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 08, 2018 05:24 PM (tPrp3)



Carnivorous diet is where it's at.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2018 05:27 PM (hpmES)

474 gotta do a thread on the Bundy case today - dismissed WITH PREJUDICE.

Total humiliation for the Feds, Bundy walks free!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 08, 2018 05:27 PM (k1TUh)

475 460 455 Tell an employee that they should look into getting a standing desk.

------------------------------------------------------------------

You laugh. That craze is running rampant across my company.



Goofy business craze #732

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (IqV8l)

Total Quality Management!
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 08, 2018 05:24 PM (QLvwG)

Reengineering! It's totally not the exact same goddamn thing as TQM, swearsies!
Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 05:25 PM (NWiLs)

Six Sigma! LEAN!

Posted by: Archer at January 08, 2018 05:27 PM (gbWkA)

476 Is it me, or has Ace's Blogging been kinda lame, today?

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2018 05:28 PM (dxyQV)

477 Pretty sure the study says the earth warmed 0.1 plus or minus 0.2 degrees over hte last 50 years. So you should say "warmed between -0.1 and 0.3 degrees"

Posted by: Jay at January 08, 2018 05:28 PM (TPktQ)

478 463 Ethanol is the perfect example of this. It's a boondoggle and it's crazy expensive and actually is worse for the environment than not.
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 08, 2018 05:22 PM (tPrp3)

Yeah, it's madness. It's effectively half-oxidized gasoline. WTF? Why not just cut gasoline with water and be done with it?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:26 PM (HWZCe)

Ethanol belongs in my jelly glass, not my gas tank.

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 05:28 PM (NWiLs)

479 Not to mention... its a greenhouse gas with a MUCH greater effect than CO2!
Posted by: Don Q., at January 08, 2018 05:13 PM (NgKpN)

And if you get too much of it you will die!!1!!!!

And if you don't get enough of it you will die!!1!!!

And it covers 70% of the Earth!!1!!!

Posted by: jakee308 at January 08, 2018 05:28 PM (2R0TF)

480 Natalie Wood couldn't float

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic


However, her sister had a fantastic rack. So there's that.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:28 PM (LAe3v)

481 I heard that Euell Gibbons died of Dutch Elm Disease.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 08, 2018 05:28 PM (k1TUh)

482 Climate people are just fukn nuts.
You could walk across the Thames in winter og 1634. London sheriff was made he collected no tolls.
Viking raised sheeps and cows in Greenland up until the froze to death.
1816 was year without a summer.
Same goes for ocean levels. Government Cut in Miami has not changed in about 140 years.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 08, 2018 05:28 PM (BtQd4)

483 Reengineering! It's totally not the exact same goddamn thing as TQM, swearsies!
Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 05:25 PM (NWiLs)



We had some HR wanker and the CEO solemnly explain to us that it wasn't another management fad like TQM.

I kept a straight face. It wasn't easy, but I did it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:28 PM (HWZCe)

484 I'll sell my you a bag of broken beer bottles mixed with chopped dandelions and and coyote poop, only $9.99

Posted by: wooga at January 08, 2018 05:29 PM (k2mGz)

485 Ethanol belongs in my jelly glass, not my gas tank.

Posted by: Insomniac


Well, lah-di-dah, your majesty.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:29 PM (LAe3v)

486 Steve Irwin died from a fish.

Posted by: Count de Monet



He should have had the lasagna.

Posted by: Dr. Rumack at January 08, 2018 05:26 PM (IqV8l)


Ironically, pasta with red sauce always gave me heartburn.

Posted by: Zombie Steve E. at January 08, 2018 05:30 PM (9chmE)

487 You fellers and ettes are cracking me up today - like every day.

But I must withdraw and prepare for my role this evening as Evil Overlord Trustee for my HOA's annual members meeting.

Later!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 08, 2018 05:30 PM (QLvwG)

488 Nood.

Bundy and sons can now breathe free air.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 08, 2018 05:30 PM (jxbfJ)

489

nood clive bubdy

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 08, 2018 05:30 PM (rTCJ6)

490 It's supposed to warm up by the end of the week.

So... the cold snap is due to global warming, and when it warms up that will also be evidence of global warming.

Please keep this in mind 3 weeks+ when talking to liberal friends. Show them the clips saying that cold temps were evidence of global warming (because of the polar vortex) and that warmer temps are *also* evidence of global warming.

They will angrily rebuff you, but it will put a pebble in their shoe and may eventually bring them around.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 08, 2018 05:30 PM (/qEW2)

491 My slave cubicle is blocked
from the sensor so when I am the only one in the office I have to get up
every ten minutes to have the lights turn back on.

Probably good for you.

Posted by: Jean at January 08, 2018 05:31 PM (yM/Yl)

492 Goofy business craze #732

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (IqV8l)

Total Quality Management!
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 08, 2018 05:24 PM (QLvwG)

Reengineering! It's totally not the exact same goddamn thing as TQM, swearsies!
Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 08, 2018 05:25 PM (NWiLs)

True story.... or Sea Story... take yer pick...

Was stationed on a destroyer pre Desert Storm... and we were once more going through the Total Quality Leadership crap (TQM for Military)... mission statements... civilian facilitators... they whole crap...

Day we pulled out for Storm, CO came over the 1MC and said, "Men, we are going to War, for the duration, we are all back in the Military, TQM programs are suspended for the duration"....

Whole... ship... cheered...

(There was a reason that Ship won Battle E two years in a row, and would have three but they couldn't do it...)

Posted by: Don Q. at January 08, 2018 05:31 PM (NgKpN)

493 You can't sell any building without a clean Radon check, that's why they do it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 08, 2018 05:20 PM (+Dllb)

Yup. It's a scam.

I sold my mom's house several months ago, and got a bunch of bids for "Radon Abatement." I took the cheapest one, because all I needed was the certificate, and didn't gave a rat's ass about the actual abatement.

The range was amazing. $1,200-$4,000...all for essentially the same thing. Two hours of work and $100 worth of materials.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2018 05:31 PM (wYseH)

494 Ethanol is bad in every possible way. There are even people being enslaved in South America to produce ethanol. Its awful for your car, doesn't save anything, produces pollution, costs more, drives up food prices, and is just a complete boondoggle that congress needs to eliminate but... never will because it makes big agriculture rich from corn subsidies.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 05:31 PM (39g3+)

495 I was written up by safety because I used a lead brick as a doorstop. The brick might abrade and release lead particles, you see.
Posted by: pep at January 08, 2018 05:22 PM (LAe3v)


Safety wankers in the lab one time came across a latex glove filled with water hanging from a vac rack (as somebody's lame joke). They pondered this at some length, and then decided it was OK, as it would help to put any fires underneath it.

I'm not making this up.

Top. Men.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:31 PM (HWZCe)

496 Bag O Glass - $19.99
Bass O Matic - $29.99

Posted by: Archer at January 08, 2018 05:31 PM (gbWkA)

497 Oh, shoe.

Never mind.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at January 08, 2018 05:31 PM (QQ+il)

498 Canaries would die off so much more quickly. I never understood why.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 08, 2018 05:25 PM (9chmE)



Higher respiratory rate.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2018 05:26 PM (HWZCe)


Only before they died.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 08, 2018 05:32 PM (9chmE)

499 Canaries are the veal of the bird world, live their entire lives in small cages they have no lung capacity so the slightest air deviation drops them like a sack of potatoes.
Sparrows can fly across the country in migration, probably could hold their breath underwater if the wanted to.

Posted by: Skip at January 08, 2018 05:32 PM (aC6Sd)

500 People have been sold on Radon being deadly -- people will swear to it "my dad got lung cancer, see, Radon!" -- so they demand checks to houses and worry about it when they buy it.

Even Holmes, who really ought to know better (the Holmes on homes guy) is in on it. Total rip off, a complete scam.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 08, 2018 05:33 PM (39g3+)

501 It's a boondoggle and it's crazy expensive

It's cheap octane rating that you'd need more refining or lead to replace.

Posted by: DaveA at January 08, 2018 05:35 PM (FhXTo)

502 478 463 Ethanol is the perfect example of this. It's a boondoggle and it's crazy expensive and actually is worse for the environment than not.
1. Starve brown and black children
2. Fuel SUVs with corn
3. Increase greenhouse gases to drive spoiled children to scoreless games
4. destroy wetlands and open lands

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 08, 2018 05:36 PM (BtQd4)

503 I have 2 cool lead bricks that were weights in a lab experiment cabinet, they have thread holes that the eye bolt was located.
But I collect lead to melt, its not what will kill me.

Posted by: Skip at January 08, 2018 05:37 PM (aC6Sd)

504 262 you didn't see the picture in the morning thread a couple days ago???

the Car Dinosaur?


I thought it was a carmodo dragon.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2018 05:38 PM (sGtp+)

505 496 Bag O Glass - $19.99
Bass O Matic - $29.99
Teddie Chainsaw Bear - $39.95

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 08, 2018 05:38 PM (BtQd4)

506 462 This Goop-Exclusive pouch holds and includes eight ( magically-charged stones: citrine, clear quartz, rose quartz, black obsidian, amethyst, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and chrysocolla, which is also known as The Goddess Stone.

sounds suspiciously like a nice set of DampersandD dice.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2018 05:45 PM (v3pYe)

507 If they can somehow take that 0.1 degree Celsius and create a nice looking chart with an arrow on the right that shockingly goes upwards at a steep angle and gets more fiery red as it climbs I think they might win a nobel prize in science.

Posted by: doug at January 08, 2018 05:54 PM (89il5)

508 Anybody with an unclouded view should be able to see that the libs are trying to create a new orthodoxy.
How dare you think elections can be rigged? How dare you not accept Global Warming? How dare you not accept the findings of (4 out of) 17 intelligence agencies?! How dare you not think gay weddings are completely equal? How dare you not think that boys can be girls simply by desiring?
Every day in many ways they just demand more compliance with their viewpoint.
Posted by: Axeman at January 08, 2018 04:25

And they think Trump is crazy? Yeah right, crazy like a fox. He got elected f***ing president.

Posted by: Farmer at January 08, 2018 06:23 PM (yJ1e6)

509 This is a Trojan Horse. They look like complete charlatans based on the temperature actually going down the last decade plus. Therefore, any relationship to carbon emissions is negligible. So they had to reset and remove that inconvenient truth. This is how they're doing it.

They scrapped their process because it showed the wrong thing. So, now here comes another attempt.

Posted by: Orson at January 08, 2018 06:23 PM (8QpZu)

510 Well the satellites have been showing no appreciable increase in the Earth's temperature for the past few decades. So Global Warming Jihadis at NOAA and other places have started to recalibrate those measurements for accuracy IIRC.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2018 04:20 PM (suYcl)

Interesting that you should mention this. Back in 1990 I came across a little article, naturally buried in the back of the newspaper, that reported that due to all the brouhaha about "global warming", NASA had gone back and checked ALL of their infrared data on the Earth, going back to the very first TIROS weather satellite launched in 1960, looking for any increase in the Earth's temperature. They found NO increase in the Earth's IR signature, at all. In other words, no temperature increase.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at January 08, 2018 06:26 PM (1q8rq)

511 Present-day fears of lead are puzzling to anyone who remembers hot-metal typesetting and printing, SOP in the publishing industry till about 1980. It was all lead all the time, yet compositors and pressmen were as healthy and long-lived as any industrial workers; meanwhile the writers and editors whose stuff they printed died like flies from booze and cigarettes.

Posted by: William Befort at January 08, 2018 08:28 PM (hJFOo)

512 A more fundamental concern than the correlation between trapped gases and the atmosphere is the assumptions underlying their dating of the ice core. The very real 'Glacier Girl' - a P-38 Lightning that landed on a glacier in Greenland in 1942 and was beneath 268ft of ice when it was recovered 50 years later - seems to have been completely ignored be scientists, who've stuck with their theoretical indirect methods instead.

Posted by: Nemo at January 09, 2018 12:08 PM (4+efp)

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